What We Do – Tax Whistleblower Cases

Phillips & Cohen has the experience, expertise and track record that make a difference both in how the IRS handles a whistleblower's allegations and in the size of a whistleblower's reward.

Our attorneys are among the most knowledgeable and most successful in dealing with the Internal Revenue Service whistleblower program.

  • Our clients have received millions in IRS whistleblower rewards. That includes a nearly $20 million reward for exposing a number of abusive tax shelters involving billions of dollars, a $2 million award for exposing a tax avoidance scheme in Illinois, and a $1.1 million reward for exposing an alleged tax scheme involving Bankers Trust, Enron (before it collapsed), and others.
  • We worked closely with the IRS Whistleblower Office as part of a lawyers committee to help set up the IRS whistleblower program.
  • At the request of the IRS Whistleblower Office, one of our partners was a speaker at an IRS training session for IRS attorneys who handle whistleblower claims.

In total, we have recovered nearly $12 billion from all of our whistleblower cases and have won more than $1 billion in whistleblower rewards for our clients.

Our expertise in tax whistleblower matters has been recognized by some of the top news outlets in the world. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, and others have turned to our lawyers as expert sources for stories about the IRS whistleblower program.

In addition, many news publications have published articles about the tax whistleblower law written by Phillips & Cohen attorneys, including The International New York Times, Pharmaceutical Executive and Accounting Today.

But it's not just our lawyers who get recognition. One of our successful tax whistleblower clients was asked to testify in front of the Senate Finance Committee about the IRS Whistleblower Program.

If you are aware of a tax law violation and would like to discuss this matter with Phillips & Cohen, please contact us.