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pr0phet
04-08-2011, 03:17 PM
IRS Whistleblower gets hefty payday (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110408/ap_on_re_us/us_irs_whistleblower_collects)


An accountant who tipped off the IRS that his employer was skimping on taxes has received $4.5 million in the first IRS whistleblower award.


The IRS mailed the accountant's lawyer a $3.24 million check that arrived in suburban Philadelphia by first-class mail Thursday. The sum represents the award minus a 28 percent tax hit.

Why do I find it comical. Help us catch people evading taxes and we will give you a huge reward.... But that has to be taxed too LOL

andrewhoya
04-08-2011, 05:31 PM
Hahaha that's pretty bad.

duane1969
04-08-2011, 05:49 PM
IRS Whistleblower gets hefty payday (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110408/ap_on_re_us/us_irs_whistleblower_collects)





Why do I find it comical. Help us catch people evading taxes and we will give you a huge reward.... But that has to be taxed too LOL

I caught that. Just shook my head. :frusty: :smash:

Star_Cards
04-10-2011, 07:16 PM
at least they take the tax out before giving them the reward, leaving them to potentially evade themselves.

camr14
04-22-2011, 10:46 AM
Couldn't the IRS use that money to help people, and not give it away for some lame reward? Give the guy 100k, but $4.5 million? WOW

Star_Cards
04-22-2011, 11:05 AM
Why would the IRS help people? Not every government agency is around to help people. Some have to collect taxes from people that aren't paying.

He got 4.5 million because they pay 22 percent of the tax they collect off of his tip. Seems like the 22 percent is rather high of a reward, but it's money they wouldn't probably of received without the tip.

duane1969
04-22-2011, 01:33 PM
Couldn't the IRS use that money to help people, and not give it away for some lame reward? Give the guy 100k, but $4.5 million? WOW

Seems to me that the tax money they take in is already mostly spent giving it away to entitlement programs. Why does the reward money have to go towards "helping others" too?

Star_Cards
04-22-2011, 01:55 PM
Seems to me that the tax money they take in is already mostly spent giving it away to entitlement programs. Why does the reward money have to go towards "helping others" too?

Agreed. I'm not completely against helping others, but find it a little odd when people see someone else making a large sum of money or in this case receiving it as a reward and automatically jumps to "let's divide that up and give it to the less fortunate." I'm all for helping others but at some point it's up to people to do for themselves. Besides, maybe this guy used the money to help friends and family.

duane1969
04-22-2011, 06:00 PM
Agreed. I'm not completely against helping others, but find it a little odd when people see someone else making a large sum of money or in this case receiving it as a reward and automatically jumps to "let's divide that up and give it to the less fortunate." I'm all for helping others but at some point it's up to people to do for themselves. Besides, maybe this guy used the money to help friends and family.

You said exactly what I meant but articulated it a lot better. I am tired of this modified "We are the world" mentality. It used to be that it was good to help others out. Now it is expected and you are a bad person if you don't support this thinly veiled form of socialism that the govt. is pushing. It used to be that people were appreciative of the help they got, now they demand it and demand more and more of it.

What next? Joe Schmoe wins $200 million dollars but he only gets $500,000 and the other $195.5 million gets distributed to people who need it becuase someone somewhere decided that he doesn't need $200 million?

duane1969
04-22-2011, 06:03 PM
Couldn't the IRS use that money to help people, and not give it away for some lame reward? Give the guy 100k, but $4.5 million? WOW

Another aspect that just crossed my mind. This guy blew the whistle on his employer. So there is no doubt that he got fired. Do you think an accountant who was probably already making at least $75k a year would blow the whistle on his boss for $100k? I wouldn't.

habsheaven
04-22-2011, 11:12 PM
You said exactly what I meant but articulated it a lot better. I am tired of this modified "We are the world" mentality. It used to be that it was good to help others out. Now it is expected and you are a bad person if you don't support this thinly veiled form of socialism that the govt. is pushing. It used to be that people were appreciative of the help they got, now they demand it and demand more and more of it.

What next? Joe Schmoe wins $200 million dollars but he only gets $500,000 and the other $195.5 million gets distributed to people who need it becuase someone somewhere decided that he doesn't need $200 million?

Up here in "socialist" Canada, if we win $50 million, we KEEP $50 million. Kind of ironic that Americans have to pay tax on their winnings.

pr0phet
04-22-2011, 11:26 PM
Umm, I hope the context of my original post didn't get lost LOL

"Help us catch a tax evader and we will give you a HUGE REWARD. You will have to pay taxes on your reward from us though!"

I'm going to reward you with a complete set of 1957 topps football for helping me with this problem. But I'm going to keep the Starr and Unitas RC's for myself.

It doesn't make sense!