IRS Audit Rates

Post Date: 4/5/16
Last Updated: 4/5/16

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- IRS Fiscal Year 2015 Enforcement and Service Results

The IRS recently announced the audit coverage rates for fiscal year 2015. The audit coverage rates are based upon the percentage of tax returns in a particular category that were audited during the 2015 fiscal year. The table below reflects a summary of these audit rates as they compare with the percentage of returns that were audited during the 2014 fiscal year.
Type of Tax Return Audited Fiscal Year 2015 Fiscal Year 2014
All individual tax returns 0.84% 0.86%
Individual tax returns reporting income of $1 million and higher 9.55% 7.50%
Individual tax returns reporting income of $200,000 and higher 2.61% 2.71%
Individual tax returns reporting income of less than $200,000 0.76% 0.78%
Partnership tax returns 0.51% 0.43%
S corporation tax returns 0.40% 0.36%
Large corporation tax returns 11.15% 12.23%
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