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How to Bring an IRS Whistleblower Claim: Dole Out Justice & Get Paid!

HOW TO BRING AN IRS WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIM: DOLE OUT JUSTICE & GET PAID!

Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateFebruary 25, 2022
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

When a business suffers, taxpayers begin cheating. What can you do if your client knows about tax crimes being committed under their watch? They can strike a blow for justice, help the American tax system, and get paid to do it. Nothing more American than that!

Attorneys Mike Villa and Eric Green will host a unique one-hour webinar reviewing the IRS’s whistleblower program, discussing how your client can bring a claim that stands the best chance of receiving an award, and how the system actually works!

Learning Objectives:


  • Identify the IRS whistleblower program

  • Outline how to bring a claim using this program

  • Summarize how the whistleblower system works

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Eric is a partner in Green & Sklarz LLC, a boutique tax firm with offices in Connecticut and New York. The focus of Attorney Eric L. Green’s practice is civil and criminal taxpayer representation before the Department of Justice Tax Division, Internal Revenue Service, and state Departments of Revenue Services. His practice also handles probate matters and estate planning for individuals and business owners and tax planning for closely-held businesses. He is a frequent lecturer on tax topics for CCH, the NAEA, the NATP, the ABA Tax Section, and the Connecticut Society of CPAs. Attorney Green has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is the author of The Accountant’s Guide to IRS Collection (available www.tgpublish.com), and he is a columnist for CCH’s Journal of Practice & Procedure. He is also the founder of The New England IRS Representation Conference. Mr. Green is a contributing author for Advocating for Low-Income Taxpayers: A Clinical Studies Casebook, 3rd Edition, and has also been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Consumer Reports, The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch, TheStreet.com, and CreditCard.com. Before practicing law Attorney Green served as a senior tax consultant for KPMG and Deloitte & Touche. Attorney Green was the 2010 Nolan Fellow of the American Bar Association and has served as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Closely Held Businesses Tax Committee. Attorney Green is the current Chair of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Tax Section. Eric is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel (“ACTC”) and a Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and American Bar Association member. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut Superior Courts, as well as the United States Tax Court, the Federal Court of Claims, and the Federal District Court for Connecticut. Attorney Green received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting with a minor in International Business from Hofstra University and is an honor graduate from New England School of Law. He earned a Masters of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) from Boston University School of Law.

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Mike was named a Texas Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyer Magazines in 2013-2019. In 2010-2013, he was named a Texas Rising Star. Mike focuses on resolving federal tax controversies and white-collar crime, including securities, tax, and bank fraud.  He represents individuals, closely-held businesses, and large corporations in IRS audits, appeals, and litigation, as well as in business disputes and lawsuits involving fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, deceptive trade practices act violations, non-compete violations, business torts, and other commercial disputes. 

Before joining the firm in 2007, Mike worked in Washington, D.C. as a Congressional intern to U.S. Senator John Breaux (Retired) and worked as an Associate with a regional law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana.  In 2004-2005, he served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable James J. Brady, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana.

Mike was admitted to practice in Texas in 2005 and Louisiana in 2004.

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Greensklarz
Green & Sklarz LLC is a boutique law firm that focuses on representing businesses and individuals with complex tax planning needs and representation. The firm’s attorneys have established a reputation for excellent and efficient representation of clients who have complex transactions, planning needs or have encountered difficult circumstances. As planners we handle corporate transactions and significant land use issues, as well as sophisticated estate planning and succession planning for our individual and family clients. As crisis managers, we assist clients with identifying and attempting to achieve core goals, in order to protect businesses, employees and families. We draw on a cross-disciplinary approach to ensure our client’s needs are addressed in order to reach the best possible solution to problems.