TRAC, a nonpartisan "data gathering, data research and data distribution organization" located at Syracuse University (last reviewed in the September 3, 1999 Scout Report
), has once again updated its widely respected IRS Website. The important new findings featured at the site, which received some notice in the national press, include "the poor now have a higher audit rate than the wealthy; audits for all individuals and all corporations are substantially down; [and] key IRS collection activities such as levies, liens and seizures have plummeted." Users can delve deeper than the headlines at the site, which offers numerous graphs, maps, and tables which illustrate these key findings, analyze national trends over time, provide figures and rankings for specific IRS administrative districts, and give information for specific counties. The site also includes several short essays on significant aspects of IRS enforcement policies and practices.
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