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Research Findings:  IRS Audits the Poor at a Rate Five Times Higher Than the Rest of the Population

     The reason for this is an increase in “correspondence audits,” which are IRS reviews of tax returns conducted by letters and phone calls rather than the more sophisticated face-to-face audits. TRAC discovered that low-income people who claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) were the target of more than half of the IRS correspondence audits last year. […]