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Tax Court Won't Grant Anonymity To Serial Whistleblower

Law360, Los Angeles (June 28, 2017, 7:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Tax Court refused to grant anonymity to a petitioner seeking a whistleblower award from the IRS in a published opinion Wednesday, citing the public interest of identifying “serial filers” in the wake of an increasing number of whistleblower claims.

The case centers on a petitioner who sought anonymity in proceedings over a claim that an unnamed corporate taxpayer evaded nearly $100 million in taxes. His claim, one of 11 whistleblower cases he has before the tax court, was based off of his review of...
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