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March 20, 2007

2005 IRS Audit Statistics for Small Business Tax Return Filers

For 2005, the IRS Data Book includes the following audit statistics which might be of interest to schedule C filers, corporations and partnerships.

In calendar year 2005:

  • 9,533,236 Schedule C's were filed, 3.12% of these were audited
  • 2,230,024 C-Corp returns w/assets under $10 mil were filed, 0.8% audited
  • 56,877 C-Corp returns w/assets over $10 mil were filed, 18.6% audited
  • 2,720,290 partnership returns were filed, 0.4% audited
  • 3,715,249 S-Corp returns were filed, 0.4% audited

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