A UBS banker in Switzerland will receive $104 million as finders fee from the IRS in return for giving it names of US taxpayers that had secret accounts in Switzerland. He is the banker that helped his US clients hide the money in Switzerland. . In the course of his disclosures to the IRS he misrepresented some information and had to spend a few years in prison for that crime. He will still (despite his time in prison) collect his fee from the IRS which is a percentage of the taxes the IRS will collect from the US taxpayers he gave up to the IRS. READ MORE HERE
The IRS expects a lot more Whistleblowers to come forward and reveal the information they know about US taxpayers not complying with the law. This is good reason to only discuss your potential tax problems with a reputable US Attorney where all communication is protected from disclosure by "Attorney-client privilege." The law forbids an attorney from revealing any client information to the IRS unless that specific information goes into preparing a tax return for that client. Do not discuss any problematic tax information to anyone but an attorney. Under most state laws, information given to Enrolled Agents and CPAs is not protected and those professionals can be forced to disclose client's disclosures by the IRS and the Courts.