Qui Tam Troubles, Part III: A Potential Solution

4 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2014

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Jennifer Carr

George Washington University - Law School

Date Written: July 9, 2014

Abstract

In an extended interview with STATE TAX NOTES, Professor Dennis Ventry endorses tax whistleblower statutes on the state level as a complement to traditional tax enforcement. In particular, he argues that knowledgeable informant insiders can provide unique information to assist state tax agencies in combatting two persistent problems in tax administration, namely the information gap and the tax gap. In addition, Ventry offers simple solutions to potential concerns that whistleblower statutes might result in nuisance suits, undue disclosure of taxpayer information, and a duplicative tax enforcement regime.

Suggested Citation

Carr, Jennifer, Qui Tam Troubles, Part III: A Potential Solution (July 9, 2014). State Tax Notes, Vol. 72, p. 730, June 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2464219

Jennifer Carr (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

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