Revenu Québec puts out bounty on tax cheats

The Quebec government is going to reward people who expose tax fraud.

Radio Canada reports Revenu Québec will pay whistleblowers as much as 15% of anything above $100,000 it recovers in a tax fraud investigation.

The reward program's goal is to ferret out various tax planning schemes including accountants who hide business or personal income for a client  or high level executives who benefit from insider information.

People who give information on suspected tax cheats must sign a contract attesting that the information they have provided is true and agree to have their names made public.

The program is similar to one introduced by the Canada Revenue Agency four years ago which has recovered $29 million in unpaid taxes.