The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act will soon issue millions of dollars of checks of to eligible taxpayers with Economic Impact Payments administered by the Internal Revenue Service. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) urged recipients of the Economic Impact Payments to report suspected fraud relating to payments under the CARES Act. These checks will be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. The IRS anticipates that there will be a number of scams associated with the issuance of these checks. Fraudulent activity surrounding these checks will be investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspectors and the IRS.
COVID-19 Fraud Whistleblowing Incentives
If you become aware of fraud relating to payments or stimulus, you may be eligible to file a qui tam and be rewarded a portion of the recovery. Whistleblowers, who have invaluable knowledge, are incentivized by the FCA for information leading to charges and recovery. For information and guidance in filing a qui tam, contact our office.