The Taxpayers Against Fraud Educational Fund is a nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to combating fraud against the government and protecting public resources through public-private partnerships.
TAFEF is supported by successful whistleblowers and their counsel, as well as by membership dues and foundation grants. TAFEF is the 501(c)(3) arm of Taxpayers Against Fraud, which was founded in 1986.
TAFEF pursues its mission by working to maintain the integrity and advance the effectiveness of whistleblower reward and private enforcement provisions in federal and state laws, including the federal and state False Claims Acts and the federal tax, securities, and commodity futures trading laws. Specifically, TAFEF works to:
Inform and educate the general public, the legal community, government officials, the media, and other interested groups about incentivized whistleblower programs such as the False Claims Act as well as the SEC, IRS and CFTC whistleblower programs;
Explain the process, history and context of meritorious whistleblower lawsuits filed under the FCA, SEC, IRS, and CFTC whistleblower programs;
Advance public and government support for whistleblower cases;
Document the public policy value and the intellectual and legal foundation of incentivized whistleblower programs, and especially their qui tam provisions.