Washington, D.C. January 21, 2015. The National Whistleblower Center issued a statement today highly critical of the Canadian Offshore Tax Informant Program.

“Unfortunately it is likely to fail,” stated Stephen M. Kohn, the executive director of the National Whistleblower Center.

National Whistleblower Center’s Statement on Canada’s Offshore Tax Informant Program: 
Continue Reading NWC Issues Statement On Canada’s Offshore Tax Informant Program

Basically, this means that 14,700 people walked away without prosecution under the IRS amnesty program, the head of entire illegal UBS program Martin Liechti was allowed to return to Switzerland without prosecution, the 4,450 tax cheats are likely to escape prosecution, and Bradley Birkenfeld (the person responsible for blowing the whistle and ending the illegal UBS program) is still the only banker sitting in prison.
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The U.S. Tax Court has proposed new rules for determining whistleblower awards under section 7623 of the U.S. Tax Code. As reported on WebCPA

Among the proposed changes are references to actions for re-determination of employment status, determination of relief from joint and several liability, and lien or levy. Another new rule requires that

In an order posted today on the its website, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will not be hearing the Murphy v. IRS appeal. Although this is a disappointing turn of events, whistleblower and civil rights advocates should continue the fight for tax justice, both in other judicial venues, and in the halls of Congress.  

In response to the news, the National Whistleblower Center put out the following press release:

Continue Reading Supreme Court Denies Cert in Murphy v. IRS

Attorneys working with the National Whistleblower Center have filed the reply brief in response to the Solicitor General’s brief regarding whether certiorari should be granted in a key Whistleblower/Civil Rights tax case that was filed with the Supreme Court by attorneys. The case is Murphy v. IRS, No. 07-802 (Supreme Court).


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The principal issue is whether the IRS can tax as “income” plaintiffs’ court awards for non-physical compensatory damages, such as “make whole” awards for emotional distress and loss of reputation.
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