If the lawsuit results in money for the State of New York, then the whistleblower will be entitled to a share of that money. This is believed to be the first such case in New York that has not been filed under seal.

These suits are obviously rare. It shows that if you are going to try to deceive the government about your residency for estate tax purposes, you might not get away with it if someone else knows about it.

An estate planning attorney can advise you on proper estate tax filing.

Philip J. Kavesh
Nationally recognized attorney helping clients with customized estate planning guidance for over 40 years.
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