California Tax Fraud Whistleblower Bill Passes House Vote (2)

June 10, 2020, 8:53 PMUpdated: June 10, 2020, 10:32 PM

A California bill to allow whistleblowers to report alleged tax fraud passed its first vote Wednesday in the state Assembly.

A.B. 2570 by Assemblyman Mark Stone (D) now moves to the Senate for debate after passing with a 41-17 vote on the Assembly floor. Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) backs the bill as a way to identify tax cheats and boost revenue.

  • The bill expands the state False Claims Act to include claims of tax fraud involving individuals or companies with gross receipts above $500,000 a year and potential damages of more than $200,000.
  • The attorney general or local prosecutors ...

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