According to a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the nation's tax gap -- the annual difference between federal taxes owed and those paid -- could in fact exceed the $345 billion estimate from Internal Revenue Service.
The agency said that the IRS projection of the tax gap probably underestimated things like non- or underreporting filers. The IRS arrived at its figures following a study of 46,000 audits for the 2001 tax year.
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