Retaliation is an all-too-common result of whistleblowing, despite numerous laws designed to prevent it. If you are retaliated against for blowing the whistle on tax fraud, you can be reinstated, get damages, back pay, attorney’s fees, Pelton Graham are experienced retaliation lawyers and will fight to protect your rights.
The Key to a Successful Whistleblower Tax Action
The key to a successful whistleblower tax action is convincing the government to join the case. For this reason, whistleblowers are strongly encouraged to retain an attorney to assist with their claim. Attorneys gather the important information, tell the story of the activity causing injury, submit information to the correct agencies, and negotiate with government attorneys. In addition, some agencies can only guarantee anonymity to the whistleblower if he or she has an attorney.
When and what to report—and to whom—are primary considerations for employees looking to report potential tax non-compliance at their company. Whistleblower laws are a state and federal patchwork, some dating back to the Civil War era, and solid legal advice is needed to determine the most favorable path through the maze.
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If you are concerned about a situation you are aware of and considering “blowing the whistle,” or if you have already done so, you should act promptly to seek advice. This is important in order to take the burden off of your shoulders and because whistleblower laws have limitations periods which could act to bar your claim.