IRS Whistleblower Report to Congress Signals a Brighter Future
By Marlene Koury (published in AccountingWEB)
The IRS Whistleblower Office recently released its annual report to Congress reflecting a pretty good year, with hope for a better year to come. The IRS reported that in fiscal year 2015, it made 99 awards to whistleblowers totaling more than $103 million – more than double the amount of money it awarded whistleblowers in the previous year. The apparent success of the program, however, is tempered by widespread problems in several areas, including the timeliness and accuracy of providing awards and an unwillingness to enter into cooperation agreements with whistleblowers. Click here for the full article.