If you have information about a tax law violation, you may report it to the Florida Department of Revenue. The Department will investigate information you provide about an individual or business that may be evading or violating Florida tax laws.
When you contact the Department to report an alleged tax violation, please be prepared to provide information about the business, the type of violation, and date when the violation occurred.
To report a tax violation:
In certain circumstances, you may also be eligible for a monetary reward. Rewards are not automatic — they are only awarded when an investigation proves that there was a violation and all monies are recovered by the Department. To apply for a reward, you must complete an Application for Compensation for Tax Information (DR-55). To receive an application form, you may go to the following link (DR-55) or you may contact the Department, and the application form will be sent to you by mail, e-mail or fax.
You may report a tax violation anonymously; however, you will not be eligible for a reward.
If you contact us during our investigation of the violation you reported, we will not be able to share information about the case or the affected business. Tax information is confidential under Florida law (section 213.053, Florida Statutes).
Rewards for reporting tax violations are authorized by section 213.30, Florida Statutes, Compensation for information relating to a violation of the tax laws and Rule 12-18, Florida Administrative Code, Compensation for Tax Information. For more information, visit the Revenue Law Library.