A new Web site lets people leave anonymous tips about tax cheats that are forwarded to the Internal Revenue Service.
The site, TaxSqueal.com, is aimed at people who want to report on tax cheating by others, but wish to remain anonymous. They will not be able to qualify for the IRS’s whistleblower awards, but in most cases they would not be able to qualify anyway. The IRS only pays whistleblowers if the case involves a business that owes over $2 million in taxes, or an individual who earns $200,000 or more a year.
The site is run by a retired IRS agent, Al Drucker of Manalapan, N.J., according to the Daily Record.
The site mostly attracts ex-employees, ex-husbands and wives, and former friends with a grudge. The tips are sent on to the IRS, but any record of the person who made the complaint is erased from the Web site’s records.
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