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"Private attorney generals" as the tax farmers of tomorrow? The IRS whistleblower program was recently expanded to make the role of informant significantly more lucrative. Now American University law professor Dennis J. Ventry, Jr. (via Caron) proposes to expand the program still further to authorize qui tam private lawsuits accusing others of tax underpayment, with the entrepreneurial complainant getting to keep a portion of the spoils.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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