Don't expect this to be the standard result for any future snitches on corporate tax evaders, but the IRS did make good for at least one informant:
Welcome committees may be needed.
It probably seemed like a good idea at the time.
Before you start freaking out, just listen.
Ready or not, here they come, you can't hide. Gonna find you and take it slowly.
The Service has heard everyone's concerns that whistleblower tips aren't being reviewed in a timely manner, rewards aren't paid, blahblahblah so just everyone cool it while they sort this out:
This is the first post from our slew of freelancer candidates. The following is by Jeremy Woodward.
If Lauryn Hill can't use this reasoning, it's likely that you won't be able to either.
Just as a precautionary measure.
Everyone knows that the IRS makes silly mistakes from time to time, but presuming that the Service employees who look at these tax returns won't be fooled by a 1040 from "First Name: Mr." and "Last Name: Bojangles" seems a little reckless: