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Huffington Post
April 16, 2012

Tax Crimes Least Likely To Be Prosecuted At U.S. Attorney's Office In Los Angeles
By Kendall Taggart

Compared with the volume of cases it handles, the IRS refers only a small percentage for federal prosecution. Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which compiled the data analyzed by California Watch, estimated that the odds of having the IRS refer a case to a federal prosecutor were about 12 per million nationwide last year. The IRS has several ways of enforcing tax law, including audits and civil charges. "The heavy gun of the IRS is criminal enforcement, but it's a much less frequent event," said David Burnham, a co-director of the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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