If you think someone is being dishonest on his taxes if I turn him in will he know it was me who contacted you ?
2 attorney answers
It doesn't sound like you have enough information to make any accusations. Concentrate on living your own life well and forget about trying to get others in trouble based on mere suspicions, rather than facts.
Ms. Willi is a tax attorney, CPA, and Ohio-Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law, with offices in Westerville, Ohio. She serves client families and private...
There is a way to tipoff the IRS to tax fraud.
If the IRS is able to recover money through the tip you could even be in line for an award.
Many people file these tipsters forms with the IRS every year and the IRS only acts on a few of them. There are ways of increasing the chances of getting the IRS to act on your tip.
Further, it can take years for the IRS to respond to the tip and open an audit.
Will he know?
This is a common concern.
If you file the tip yourself and sign off on the form then he would be able to figure out who did it as the paperwork would be available if he filed a freedom of information act. HOWEVER, if you use an attorney to filed the form, the attorney, not you, would sign off on the form which would make it harder for them to figure out who did it.
Generally the attorney will help you collect needed evidence and properly fill out the form in a way to maximize the probability that the IRS will respond to the tip. Most attorneys will change a percentage of your award if you get one.
So for the attorney, they don't get paid unless you do.
This response is for informational purposes only and is not tax, accounting, financial or legal advice which must be construed to specific facts and circumstances involved in any given situation. Further, this response does not nor is it intended to create an attorney-client relationship.