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

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  • Learning Objectives
    3 mins
  • What is the TAX GAP and Why is it a Driving Force Behind the Whistleblower Program.
    11 mins
  • How should the Claim be prepared and what Type of Information should be Submitted
    18 mins
  • What is Next, After the Claim Submission
    28 mins
  • How does the accountant charge for their services and optimize the fee
    42 mins

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.

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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

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • California Registered Tax Professional
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Cloud Accountants
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Oregon Tax Preparers
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Tax Accountant (Industry)
  • Tax Attorney
  • Tax Director (Industry)
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Managers
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Preparer
  • Tax Professionals
  • Tax Pros
  • Young CPA