“When Tipsters Can’t Wait For Rewards” (The New York Times)

May 20, 2010

Donald Korb, former chief counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, was quoted in The New York Times about the IRS’ expanded whistle-blower program. The program provides monetary awards to tax evader informants – the number of tips the IRS receives has gone up since the potential award amount has increased. Mr. Korb said that he thinks the program could be misused and that it is inappropriate for the general public to act as informants. “I think it's a bad precedent,” he said. “It’s a disaster waiting to happen.”