11:53, July 8, 2012 by Evelynn Brown, J.D., LL.M under: Global Corporate Governance
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CEO Note: The normally sleep inducing, less than sexy, tax fraud world got smokin’ hot this past week. Maybe it was that little ole health care law that no one wants to call a t-a-x except the Chief Justice. Or maybe it was our publication; I.R.S Continues to Stonewall Tax Whistleblowers-Fraud by Corporations Harms the Public
that lit a firestorm. Whichever, there has been so much public interest that our friend Patrick Carmody, was asked to lead the charge in creating good government change for better protections of whistleblowers. His note to me is below along with a new letter to William J. Wilkins, Esq., Chief Counsel, at the Internal Revenue Service. We will be watching for the response from Mr. Wilkins. Thanks Patrick and our viewers!
“As a follow up to my July 4th Letter to Messrs. Geitner, Shulman and Miller in which I urged the I.R.S. to correct its discouraging, novel interpretation of “planner and initiator” many of your readers encouraged me to write the I.R.S.’s Chief Legal Counsel to ask him to use his influence to redress the situation. Attached is my letter to the I.R.S.’s Chief Counsel for your readers’ benefit.
Again, I ask that anyone with an interest in the I.R.S. Whistleblower Program write to the I.R.S. to express your views, and offer constructive comments for improvement. This is a valuable program and deserves to succeed. WO@irs.gov
Thank you all for your suggestions and other kind comments.”