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President’s Budget Would Extend Protections to IRS Employees

Posted in Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The Department of Treasury recently issued its General Explanation of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2016 Revenue Proposals. On pages 250-51, there is a proposal to “Improve the Whistleblower Program.” The proposal would operate in two parts. First, Section 7623 of the Internal Revenue Code would be amended to explicitly protect whistleblowers from retaliatory actions by… Continue Reading

NYT: Rise of The Whistleblower

Posted in Department of Justice (DOJ), Dodd-Frank Act (Dodd-Frank), False Claims Act (FCA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Whistleblower Retaliation
The New York Times recently published an article by Professor Peter Henning of Wayne State University Law School regarding the rise of the whistleblower in recent years due to increased statutory protection and redoubled enforcement efforts by various federal agencies. The article is available here.… Continue Reading