The Internal Revenue Service has been making good on its promises to step up its audits of wealthy taxpayers, and sites like Facebook could be a big help.

The agency released statistics last week indicating that its audits of those earning between $5 million and $10 million increased 16 percent in 2009, while audits of taxpayers who earned upwards of $10 million climbed 8.5 percent, as The New York Times noted.

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