Since 2011, whistleblowers have helped the IRS collect almost $2 billion in taxes that may have otherwise gone uncollected. This money helps reduce the estimated $450 billion tax gap—the difference between taxes owed and those paid on time. Moreover, qualifying whistleblowers can get 15% or more of the collected proceeds.
We recently reviewed the work of the IRS Whistleblower Office, which is responsible for processing thousands of claims each year. Our infographic highlights some of our findings: