Wednesday, February 06, 2008

IRS Audits More Millionaires

According to ABC News, in 2007 one out of every 11 households with incomes over $1 million were audited by the IRS in 2007. However, the IRS claims it’s auditing rates were up for people of all income levels last year.

The audit rates in 2007 were as follows:

  • 9.25% for those with incomes of more than $1 million, up from 6.3% in 2006.
  • 2.87% for those with incomes above $200,000, up from 2.5% in 2006.
  • 0.93 percent for those earning under $100,000, up from 0.89% in 2006.

The IRS looked at a total of 1,384,563 returns in fiscal 2007. This represents 1.03% of the total individual returns filed with the IRS. The average audit rate was up 7% from the year before. On the business side, the IRS focused on partnerships and mid-market corporations in 2007, especially those with assets between $10 million and $50 million.

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