IRS To Hold Hearing on Definition of Collected Proceeds
The IRS has set May 11, 2011, as the hearing date for public comment on proposed regulations REG-131151-10 on the payment of rewards for whistleblowers. Chief among the areas of interest is the new definition of “collected proceeds.”
The proposed regulations do not make it clear whether corporations alleging a Net Operating Loss that is reduced by whistleblower information would result in an award for the whistleblower. Large corporations routinely rely on highly sophisticated tax experts to help them reduce their cash tax liability. The IRS’s proposed change in definition of “collected proceeds” appears to target individual taxpayers but fails to clearly identify large corporations who evade taxes. Tax underpayment by corporations, not individuals, should be the focus of the IRS. Corporations represent the greatest opportunity to capture much needed tax dollars for the US Treasury. Those blowing the whistle on large corporations should be incentivized to the same extent as those blowing the whistle on an individual taxpayer.
People who want to present oral comments at the hearing must submit a written outline of their comments to the IRS by April 19th. Each speaker will be allotted 10 minutes. The hearing will be held at the Internal Revenue Building at 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, in Washington, D.C.
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