Remand an IRS Whistleblower Case - Right Move or Just Delaying a Decision?

Remand an IRS Whistleblower Case - Right Move or Just Delaying a Decision?

The Court appears to reach the conclusion that the Court will just keep sending the case back to the IRS for reconsideration via a Remand when the IRS fails to adequately support its findings, or ultimately abuses its discretion. The key question here is: how many times will Congress, and the Court allow the IRS to keep getting the determination wrong?  At some point, reason suggests that the Court will have to make a real determination on whether the IRS erred in their determination and order an appropriate remedy to redress the wrong, or the Court’s review under I.R.C. § 7623(b)(4) will be meaningless.

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IRS Whistleblower Program – Deadlines Drives Success

IRS Whistleblower Program – Deadlines Drives Success

The revised IRS whistleblower program is on its 13th year.  The good news is that last year the IRS disclosed it collected $1.5 billion as a result of whistleblowers.  However, the bad news was that it took an average of 9.32 years for the IRS to pay an award to the whistleblower.  In order for the IRS to increase the success rate of the whistleblower program, there needs to be deadlines; for example, the IRS’ April 15th return filing deadline is probably one of the most recognized deadlines.

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