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The New York Times
April 12, 2010

Tax Audits of Big Business Are Declining, Study Says
By David Kocieniewski

In 2009, the government audited just one in four of the largest corporations, lower than any rate in more than 20 years, according to the analysis, released Sunday by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a nonpartisan research group affiliated with Syracuse University. Researchers said the audit data and other memos, which had both been obtained from the government under the Freedom of Information Act, suggested that a ''perverse quota system'' within the I.R.S. may be pressuring auditors to focus on small and medium-size businesses and give less scrutiny to the largest corporations -- those with $250 million or more in assets.

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