Global Tax Enforcement Group To Mull Whistleblower Program

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By Dylan Moroses (May 10, 2022, 3:15 PM EDT) — The group of tax authorities known as the J5 will consider whether it could utilize a whistleblower program as it examines enforcement efforts this week involving certain cryptocurrency assets and exchanges, the IRS’ criminal investigations chief said Tuesday.

Jim Lee, head of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation division, said he would discuss with other J5 chiefs whether the group could benefit from its own whistleblower program as it evaluates its enforcement strategy. This effort comes during the group’s annual so-called challenge, where public tax authorities and private companies share data to coordinate enforcement.

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