For the 2005 fiscal year, just 30 out of the country's more than 180,000 millionaires received a face-to-face audit from the Internal Revenue Service, according to Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.
TRAC, which is in the middle of an information access battle with the IRS, said that it had reviewed data from the agency revealing that when only traditional sit-down audits were considered, taxpayers reporting less than $25,000 in income were six times more likely to be audited than all those reporting $200,000 or more in income.
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