The IRS has recently agreed to share more information with other federal agencies to crack down on tax evasion that can cost the government hundreds of millions of dollars.
The development marks a significant culture shift for the IRS, which historically has limited interaction with people outside the agency for fear of violating prohibitions against disclosure of taxpayer information.
A memorandum of understanding with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) established new procedures for sharing information about whistleblower claims between the two agencies and with informants.
The agency announced it had signed the agreement in December. Bloomberg ...