Government report says IRS whistleblowers awarded over $315 million since 2011

A Government Accountability Office Report says that the IRS Whistleblower Office has issued 500 awards to whistleblowers which exceeds $315 million in claims paid since 2011. It says IRS currently has 30,152 open claims, which, if investigated, could result in the recovery of hundreds of billions of dollars from tax cheats.

The GAO made ten recommendations to improve the program, including provisions to ensure that tax whistleblowers are not subject to retaliation.

Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers.