On this week’s episode of the TRN Podcast, we’re talking more about whistleblower cases. Specifically, this conversation gives the IRS’s perspective. Joining us again is Mike Villa, as well as Supervisory Special Agent Gary Alford. Gary was previously on the podcast to discuss Silk Road. We felt it was important for the audience to gain a deeper, firsthand understanding of what happens when these cases are brought to the attention of an IRS professional, and what occurs afterward.
To start, for those who didn’t tune in for the first segment on whistleblower cases, Mike offers a bit of a recap. He mentions how the whistleblower program works, particularly what happens when a third party brings to the attention of the government unfiled forms, misfiled forms, and/or unpaid taxes. Of course, the person who brings this information forward is eligible for a whistleblower reward. However, before that can take place, the entire process begins with Form 211. Once Form 211 is filled out properly and filed, it is up to the IRS to either make a case or not. Please note: This is all information that was highlighted in the first podcast episode dedicated to whistleblower cases.
Moving forward, Mike and Gary share their specific encounters with whistleblower cases, giving an interesting insight into their personal experiences. We guarantee you won’t want to miss this chat! Even if you missed the previous whistleblower episode, this second edition is still enjoyable and easy to follow. Or, better yet, go back and listen to the first episode before playing this one. Available now!
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