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The Wall Street Journal
April 21, 2013

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Fewer Audits They're the 1% no one aspires to join: the small percentage of taxpayers who get audited by the IRS. But those worried about suffering the tax equivalent of a root canal may be in luck this year, experts say. Thanks to budget cuts, the chances of getting audited will be even slimmer than normal. IRS audit rates for individuals fell last year by 5.3%, according to an analysis by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. The trend may continue this year, experts say, because of the federal spending cuts known as sequestration that are expected to leave the agency with fewer employees on hand this summer to conduct audits and track down tax cheats, among other actions.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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