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A look at your chances of getting audited by the IRS

The Internal Revenue Service audited less than 1 percent of the income tax returns filed last year. But your odds of getting audited vary greatly, depending on income.

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A LOOK AT YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING AUDITED BY IRS

No. of returns
Audited
Audit Rate
Individuals 146 million returns 1.4 million 0.96%
Income under $200,000 141 million returns 1.2 million 0.88%
Income $200,000
and above
5.3 million returns 172,000 3.3%
Income $1 million
and above
363,000 returns 39,000 11%
Business returns 10 million returns 61,000 0.61%
Small corporations
(assets under $10 million)
1.8 million returns 17,600 0.95%
Large corporations
(assets over $10 million)
62,300 returns 9,900 16%
Source: Internal Revenue Service.

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