Many state and local tax practitioners say qui tam tax claims—a whistleblower law that allows private citizens who allege tax fraud to sue on the government's behalf—should be excluded from False Claims Acts as the federal government does.
Six of 29 states (Delaware, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York) that have implemented an FCA don't include a tax bar. Three of the 29 states (Illinois, Indiana and Rhode Island) have partial tax bars, disallowing income tax claims.
In this week’s issue of the Bloomberg BNA Weekly State Tax Report, Randall M. Fox, a partner at Kirby McInerney LLP and former Bureau Chief of the New York Attorney General's Taxpayer Protection Bureau, makes his case for state qui tam tax claims.
The complete interview withFox can be read here.
Continue the discussion on Bloomberg BNA’s State Tax group on LinkedIn : Do you support whistleblower statutes applying to taxes?
For more information about this and other state tax issues, sign up for a free trial of the Bloomberg BNA Premier State Tax Library.
In other developments…
Another twist in calculating the apportionment factor under the Texas margin tax , by the Texas State and Local Tax Law Blog
Morrison & Foerster LLP issues its June 2014 edition of New York Tax Insights , which contains a look at the recent grant by a New York court of Airbnb’s motion to quash the attorney general’s subpoena for information
Compiled by Priya D. Nair
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