The Internal Revenue Service has stepped up its examinations in the past year of taxpayers with high adjusted gross incomes, according to newly released IRS figures.

The IRS released its 2012 IRS Data Book on Monday, providing a snapshot of agency activities for the fiscal year. The report describes activities conducted by the IRS from Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012, and includes information about returns filed, taxes collected, enforcement, taxpayer assistance and the IRS budget and workforce, among others.

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