How an Accountant can add a Revenue Stream - IRS Whistleblower Claims

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Robert Brennan

Robert P Brennan CPA, LLC

Thursday, December 03, 2020 | 01:30 PM EST

  • CPA
  • EA
  • CTEC
  • TAX PROS
  • AFSP

Credits: 1 CPE | 1 CE

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Taxes

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Course Description

In 2006, Congress passed the Tax Relief and Health Care Act. Prior to the Act’s passage, rewards to individuals who provided information to the IRS regarding tax fraud were capped at $10 million. The Tax Relief and Health Care Act authorized the IRS to create a Whistleblower Office dedicated to investigating, processing and recovering claims concerning the underpayment of taxes. Under the IRS’ new program, whistleblowers may recover 15 to 30 percent of the amount collected provided the taxes and amounts in dispute exceed $2 million.

The IRS whistleblower program allows anyone who is aware of tax underpayments to submit an application for a whistleblower award using IRS form 211. The IRS then reviews the whistleblower’s submission and determines what action should be taken. As a part of this process, whistleblowers may be interviewed for more information. Whistleblowers are entitled to compensation if their information leads directly to an IRS recovery of at least $2 million, including interest and penalties. After the completion of a successful investigation, the IRS Whistleblower Office provides the whistleblower with an award determination.

This CPE webinar will teach you how to add an extremely profitable revenue stream to your practice. Learn how to submit a Whistleblower Claim to the IRS on behalf of your Client/Whistleblower. This webinar would cover : 

  • How to increase your chances of the Claim being accepted and Rewards paid. 
  • What the IRS is looking for in a claim and how they determine "Reward Amounts". 
  • How to appeal the Claim Reward ?
  • How to find out exactly how much of your Whistleblower Information was used. 
  • How long a normal claims takes from beginning to end.
  • How much has been paid by the Government on all Whistleblower Claims during fiscal year 2019.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the background on the whistleblower program
  • To recall the process by which the IRS reviews and pursues whistleblower claims
  • To identify how to submit a good whistleblower claim that satisfies IRS criteria
  • Overview of the whistleblower claim process

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  • Enrolled Agent
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  • Tax Firm
  • Young CPA
  • CPA in Business
  • Tax Accountant (Industry)
  • Tax Director (Industry)
  • Senior Accountant
  • Tax Managers
  • Tax Preparer
  • Staff of Accounting Firm

Testimonial

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EB

In presenting a program packed with useful, technical information, the speaker spoke in a fluent manner. The information was presented at a reasonable pace. I had no questions on the information presented. The displays were easy to read, very informative and answered any questions, which came to mind . The speaker was skilled in utilizing the displays in presenting the information of the webinar

KH

The speaker provided a clear procedural overview of whistleblower claims, punctuated with valuable anecdotes illustrating real life application of these procedures.This was very interesting and educational. It can offer an accountant a significant source of income if they become very proficient inthis area

KH

Very educational! It’s great to know about IRS Whistleblower program -- the process and how it works. Outstanding presentation on dealing with taxpayer fraud and filing whistleblower claims. Thanks

AG

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KA

Very interesting topic.

DP

Once I figured out how to navigate it was easy