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TTB and IRS Whistleblower Program


On December 3, 2019, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to participate with the IRS Whistleblower Program. This program allows TTB and the IRS to process whistleblower claims for award as authorized by internal revenue laws that TTB administers and enforces.

Individuals must directly submit a whistleblower claim to the IRS by completing the IRS Form 211, Application for Award for Original Information. The IRS may pay awards to people who provide specific and credible information to the IRS if the information results in the collection of proceeds.

The IRS is looking for solid information and significant Federal tax issues – the whistleblower program is not a program for resolving personal problems or disputes about a business relationship.


Learn More about the Whistleblower Program

IRS Whistleblower Office

IRS Press Release

IRS Whistleblower Form

See the IRS Whistleblower Office page for more information and details about the Whistleblower program.

See the IRS Press Release about this TTB/IRS Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Submit this form to the IRS to be considered for a Whistleblower Program award.


TTB Tip Line

The whistleblower program is only intended for tips relating to violations of the Internal Revenue Code. For tips related to TTB’s other authorities, such as trade practice violations or label fraud, please use the TTB Tip Line.



Page last reviewed: December 11, 2019
Page last updated: December 11, 2019

Last updated: January 22, 2020