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U.S. Pays $104 Million Reward to Tax Whistleblower

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According to numerous media reports citing his attorneys, former UBS Banker Bradley Birkenfeld has received a $104 million tax whistleblower reward for his role in exposing alleged secret Swiss banking schemes designed to enable U.S. taxpayers to evade taxes. The whistleblower’s revelations led to a $780 million settlement from UBS as well as tens of thousands of taxpayer coming forward in exchange for amnesty. The IRS’s tax whistleblower program provides a bounty or reward of up to 30 percent of the government’s recovery. Experts on both sides of these cases believe that the size of the reward will ensure that future tax whistleblowers are encouraged and incentivized to come forward with details of other tax schemes.

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