David Kestenbaum who writes for NRP’s Planet Money will be airing a story tonight on NPR’s “All Things Considered” based upon interviews he has done with people that have joined the IRS OVDP / OVDI starting back in 2009. I was one of several that he interviewed including some others who have posted here at IBS like @NotThatLisa and @Moby. At least that is my understanding.
I have been told, it will bring the story back full circle to where it began, and try to convey the spectrum of people coming forward, from willful evaders down to people in situations similar to many here
It is with some trepidation that I will be listening! You never know how a journalist will shape a narrative. I guess the story is better told, rather than remaining submerged. Being public in these matters is not easy, but I shed the fear when I started posting about it here to help others who were struggling with the “what to do” questions.
I will cringe at the expected on-line comments on about how “tax cheats” deserve it, but I guess that is the lumps you have to take to try to help people see a larger story, if that is what the NPR story line accomplishes. I guess I will just have to listen and see.