Federal False Claims Act
Also called "Lincoln Law," The Federal False Claims Act is a federal law which allows people with knowledge of fraud committed against the government to file a lawsuit against that individual or company. The act of reporting and filing such conducts are commonly referred to as "whistleblowing." The government has recovered more than 22 Billion Dollars under the False Claims Act.
States False Claims Act
Many states have also created False Claims Act statutes by including qui tam provisions, enabling them to recover money at the state level.Learn which states and local government have enacteded their own false claims act.
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IRS Tax Whistleblower Statute
The Congress enacted a new whistleblower law in 2006 that allows individuals to report underpayments of tax and people guilty of violating IRS laws. As the Federal False Claims Act does not apply to misconduct against the IRS Code, this statute enables whistleblowers to unveil tax fraud.