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Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service OMB Number 1545-0409 Form 211 Application for Award for Date Claim received (July 2018) Claim number (completed by IRS) Original InformationSection A – Information About the Person or Business You Are Reporting1. Is this New submission or Supplemental submission 2. Last 4 digits of Taxpayer Identification If a supplemental submission, list previously assigned claim number(s) Number(s) (e.g., SSN, ITIN, or EIN)3. Name of taxpayer (include aliases) and any related taxpayers who committed the violation4. Taxpayer's address, including ZIP code 5. Taxpayer's date of birth or approximate age6. Name and title and contact information of IRS employee to whom violation was first reported, if known7. Alleged Violation of Tax Law (check all that apply) Income Tax Employment Tax Estate & Gift Tax Tax Exempt Bonds Employee Plans Governmental Entities Exempt Organizations Excise Other (identify)8. Describe the Alleged Violation. State all pertinent facts to the alleged violation. (Attach a detailed explanation and include all supporting information in your possession and describe the availability and location of any additional supporting information not in your possession.) Explain why you believe the act described constitutes a violation of the tax laws9. Describe how you learned about and/or obtained the information that supports this claim. (Attach sheet if needed)10. What is your relationship (current and former) to the alleged noncompliant taxpayer(s)? Check all that apply. (Attach sheet if needed) Current Employee Former Employee Attorney CPA Relative/Family Member Other (describe)11. Do you still maintain a relationship with the taxpayer Yes No12. If yes to number 11, describe your relationship with the taxpayer13. Are you involved with any governmental or legal proceeding involving the taxpayer Yes No14. If yes to number 13, Explain in detail. (Attach sheet if needed)15. Describe the amount of tax owed by the taxpayer(s). Provide a summary of the information you have that supports your claim as to the amount owed (i.e. books, ledgers, records, receipts, tax returns, etc). (Attach sheet if needed)16. Fill in Tax Year (TY) and Dollar Amount ($), if knownTY $ TY $ TY $ TY $ TY $Section B – Information About Yourself17. Name of individual claimant 18. Claimant's date of birth (MMDDYYYY) 19. Last 4 digits of Claimant's SSN or ITIN20. Are you currently an IRS employee Yes No 21. Are you the spouse or a dependent of an IRS employee Yes No22. Are you currently an IRS contractor Yes No 23. Are you a Federal, State or Local Government employee Yes No24. Address of claimant, including ZIP code 25. Telephone number (including area code) 26. Email address27. Declaration under Penalty of Perjury I declare that I have examined this application, all accompanying statement and supporting documentation, and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, they are true, correct, and complete Signature of Claimant DateCatalog Number 16571S www.irs.gov Form 211 (Rev. 7-2018) Page 2 Instructions for Form 211, Application for Award for Original InformationGeneral Information: The Whistleblower Office has responsibility for the administration of the whistleblower award program undersection 7623 of the Internal Revenue Code. Section 7623 authorizes the payment of awards from the proceeds of amounts theGovernment collects as a result of the information provided by the whistleblower. A claimant must file a formal claim for award bycompleting and sending Form 211, Application for Award for Original Information, to be considered for the Whistleblower Program
Send completed form along with any supporting information to: Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Office - ICE 1973 N. Rulon White Blvd
M/S 4110 Ogden, UT 84404Instructions for Completion of Form 211:Question 1 If you have not previously submitted a Form 211 regarding the same or similar non-compliant activities, or the taxpayer(s)identified in this information have no known relationship to the taxpayer(s) identified in a previously submitted Form 211, check the boxfor “new submission.”If you are providing additional information regarding the same or similar non-compliant activities, and are identifying additional non-complaint activities by the same taxpayer(s), check the box for “supplemental submission.” If you are identifying additional taxpayersinvolved in the same or similar tax non-compliance identified on a previously submitted Form 211, and those additional taxpayers arerelated to the taxpayer(s) identified on a previously submitted Form 211, check the box for “supplemental submission.” If this issupplemental information, list previously assigned claim number(s)
Questions 2 – 5 Information about the Taxpayer – Provide the taxpayer’s name, address, taxpayer identification number – last 4 digits(if known), and the taxpayer’s date of birth or approximate age
Question 6 If you reported the violation to an IRS employee; please provide the employee’s name, title and the date the violation wasreported. If known, provide contact information
Questions 7 - 8 Indicate the type of tax that has not been paid or the tax liability that has not been reported and describe the allegedviolation. Explain why you believe the act described constitutes a violation of the tax laws. Attach all supporting documentation (forexample, books and records) to substantiate the claim. If documents or supporting evidence are not in your possession, describe thesedocuments and their location
Questions 9 - 14 These questions ask how and when you learned of the alleged violation and what relationship, if any, you have to thetaxpayer
Questions 15 – 16 These questions are asking for an estimate of the tax owed and the years/periods that the tax applies
Questions 17 – 26 Information about the claimant – Provide the claimant’s name, address, date of birth, SSN or ITIN (last 4 digits),email address, and telephone number
Question 27 Information provided in connection with a claim under this provision of law must be made under an original signedDeclaration under Penalty of Perjury. For joint or multiple claimants. Form 211 must be signed by each claimant
Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act NoticeWe ask for the information on this form to carry out the internal revenue laws of the United States. Our authority to ask for this information is 26 USC 6109 and7623. We collect this information for use in determining the correct amount of any award payable to you under 26 USC 7623. We may disclose this informationas authorized by 26 USC 6103, including to the subject taxpayer(s) as needed in a tax compliance investigation and to the Department of Justice for civil andcriminal litigation. You are not required to apply for an award. However, if you apply for an award you must provide as much of the requested information aspossible. Failure to provide information may delay or prevent processing your request for an award; providing false information may subject you to penalties
You are not required to provide the information requested on a form that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the form displays a valid OMBcontrol number. Books or records relating to a form or its instructions must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration ofany internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103
The time needed to complete this form will vary depending on individual circumstances. The estimated average time is 45 minutes. If you have commentsconcerning the accuracy of these time estimates or suggestions for making this form simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. You can email us at*[email protected] (please type "Forms Comment" on the subject line) or write to the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Forms Coordinating Committee, SE: W:CAR: MP: T: T: SP, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW, IR-6406, Washington, DC 20224
Send the completed Form 211 to the above Ogden address of the Whistleblower Office. Do NOT send the Form 211 to the Tax Forms CoordinatingCommittee
Catalog Number 16571S www.irs.gov Form 211 (Rev. 7-2018)
Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service. Application for Award for Original Information . OMB Number 1545-0409 Date Claim received (please type "Forms Comment" …
What Is Form 211: Application for Award for Original Information? Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 211 is an application that must be submitted to the IRS by a “whistleblower” who seeks to claim a reward for providing information about tax evasion to the U.S. government.
The Internal Revenue Service usually releases income tax forms for the current tax year between October and January, although changes to some forms can come even later. We last updated Federal Form 211 from the Internal Revenue Service in January 2022.
211 (Rev. 7-2018) Instructions for Form 211, Application for Award for Original Information . General Information: The Whistleblower Office has responsibility for the administration of the whistleblower award program under section 7623 of the Internal Revenue Code. Section 7623 authorizes the payment of awards from the proceeds of amounts the
For joint or multiple claimants. Form 211 must be signed by each claimant. Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice We ask for the information on this form to carry out the internal revenue laws of the United States. Our authority to ask for this information is 26 USC 6109 and 7623.