Stunning stuff here: Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So it’s not going to.
Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So it’s not going to.
i might be one of a handful voters whose top ten issues include “reform and reinvigorate the IRS to go after the rich”
Important story here: IRS audit rates for the top 1% have dropped by so much that they're now about the same as audits of the working poor. 1/
New: Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So it’s not going to.
Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So... it’s not gonna.
Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So it’s not going to. image:
Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So it’s not going to. helluva piece by
The IRS said it’s easier to audit the poor (who made up 39 percent of audits last year) than the rich and until they get more funding, they will continue to audit people who are poor more often.
Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So... it’s not going to.
IRS: Sorry, but It’s Just Easier and Cheaper to Audit the Poor
Auditing the rich is hard.
It’s a mad (and cruel, unjust) world. IRS: “Sorry, but It’s Just Easier and Cheaper to Audit the Poor”
IRS: Sorry, but It’s Just Easier and Cheaper to Audit the Poor
IRS: Sorry, It’s Just Easier and Cheaper to Audit the Poor | Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So it’s not going to
IRS: Sorry, but It’s Just Easier and Cheaper to Audit the Poor
Michele Gilman brought up the IRS disproportionately auditing poor people and people of color, with the impact of them not claiming deductions they are owed. Here's a relevant ProPublica piece about the audits: #ColorOfSurveillance
Relatedly, don't forget that conservatives have deliberately & wilfully crippled the IRS so that it no longer has the resources to go after the wealthy. Instead it hassles the poor.
Anywho you could tax the ultra rich and they would barely notice. Or at least hire some top tier IRS forensic accountants. One for every billionaire in America would pay for itself in uncovering dodgy tax frauds. Instead the IRS is auditing the poor.
The same argument would apply in criminal law. It's easier and cheaper to prosecute the poor.
IRS: Sorry, but It’s Just Easier and Cheaper to Audit the Poor
Sorry Matt. I'm afraid you don't meet the current requirements for audit.
IRS admits it does not audit the rich enough, and does not have "appropriately balanced [auditing] coverage across all income levels"