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Informants Wanted–$104 Million Bounty

If anyone is looking for a new career, how about IRS Informant–$104 Million Bounty.

This new opportunity results from IRS Awards $104 million to the Swiss banker whom US just released from jail.  Bradley Berkenfeld has turned whistleblower after helping wealthy Americans evade paying income taxes.

I guess we can take some consolation in the fact New York Times reports Birkenfeld must pay tax on his windfall.   I wonder what his tax rate will be and how long it will be before it is stashed in Cayman Islands.

As I suggested on another tread, perhaps Birkenfeld should be appointed to replace Douglas Shulman as IRS Commissioner.