Thursday, May 23, 2019
IR-2019-96, IRS Releases Data Book for 2018 (May 20, 2019):
The Internal Revenue Service today released the 2018 IRS Data Book, a snapshot of agency activities for the fiscal year.
The 2018 IRS Data Book describes activities conducted by the IRS from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018, and includes information about tax returns, refunds, examinations and appeals. The annual publication is illustrated with charts showing changes in IRS enforcement activities, taxpayer assistance levels, tax-exempt activities, legal support workload and IRS budget and workforce levels when compared to fiscal year 2017 and prior years. Included this year is a section on taxpayer attitudes from a long-running opinion survey.
- Bloomberg Law, Drop in Tax Collectors May Make It Easier for Businesses to Cheat
- Bloomberg Tax, IRS Enforcement Keeps Suffering After Years of Budget Cuts
- Center on Policy and Budget Priorities, Audits of Highest-Income Taxpayers Fall Again
- Fiscal Times, The IRS Audit Rate Keeps Falling, Now Below 7% for Households Making $10 Million or More
- Forbes, IRS Audit Rate On The Rich Collapses
- Forbes, Why Are The Superrich Getting Audited Less?
- Los Angeles Times, Super-Rich Are Spared From Tax Audits as IRS Scales Back Enforcement
- New York Magazine, The IRS Barely Bothered to Audit Superrich People Last Year
- Wall Street Journal, IRS Audit Rate Drops Again as It Examines Fewer High-Income Households