Your Chances Of Being Audited By The IRS Are About To Go Up
The IRS will be hiring up to 700 more tax enforcement employees.By Leah Becerra | May 6, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service will be hiring up to 700 new employees for tax enforcement, which means your chances of being audited are about to go up.
At least, that's the goal because the agency has been pretty lax on enforcement, which isn't totally the IRS' fault. You see, the agency desperately needs more workers.
The Wall Street Journal reports, "The agency had 17,208 employees doing tax enforcement in 2015, down 24% from 2010, and audits of individuals are at an 11-year low."