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Tax Cheating Statistics

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Tax Cheating StatisticsData
Estimated number of people who cheat on their taxes each year1,625,000
Amount lost annually by the U.S. Treasury due to unreported income$270,000,000,000
Number of individual tax returns filed in 2014149,684,000
Number of individual tax returns filed in 2010142,449,000
Percent of tax returns that get audited by the IRS1.2 %
Number of years the IRS has to audit a filed return3 years
Percent of audited individuals that make under $25,00044 %
Amount paid annually by the IRS to people who turn in tax cheaters$5,250,000
Percent of people who think it’s morally wrong to cheat on their taxes79 %
Number of tax returns in 2014 that had no income tax liability53,000,000
Income level at which a typical family of four will owe no income taxes$50,250
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Top Deductions in Question During and IRS AuditPercent of Audits
Home office deduction24.5 %
Job Expenses20 %
Rental Losses17.5 %
Schedule C Expenses (Business Deductions)16 %
Charitable Contributions15 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Source: Statistic Brain Research Institute (Online / Direct Response Mail)
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 10, 2017

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