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Does the IRS target
tax cheats in red states?

Birmingham News [AL], by John Archibald

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Posted By:BamaMan, 5/22/2013 5:51:04 PM

We know about the IRS and the Tea Party. But is there politics in IRS prosecutions? Do IRS agents zero in on red states more than blue? Residents in Montgomery, in the red heart of a red state in the Middle District of Alabama, are 3½ times as likely to have tax cases referred to federal prosecutors than the average Joe in Anytown, USA, according to AL.com analysis of 2012 federal records gathered and maintained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse in Syracuse, NY. In Mobile´s Southern District of Alabama, odds of an IRS referral are 2¾ what you´ll find

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Reply 1 - Posted by: woodenleg, 5/22/2013 5:52:49 PM     (No. 9340318)

I would like to know the chance of being audited or prosecuted if you are a registered Republican in a swing state.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 5/22/2013 6:04:45 PM     (No. 9340336)

I don´t think a state-by-state analysis tells the story. There are plenty of conservatives in blue states (who do you think is paying all the bills?), even if they are not a majority. There are also plenty of low-info Dems in red states too. Perhaps an analysis by zip code would be more useful.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: oh-heck, 5/22/2013 6:19:46 PM     (No. 9340358)

The one safe place to be a tax cheat is working for the federal government. These employees owe over 1 billion dollars.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 5/22/2013 6:36:40 PM     (No. 9340386)

Or an analysis by voter registration.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Italiano, 5/22/2013 6:55:25 PM     (No. 9340417)

Beats me. What say you, Messrs. Geithner and Rangel?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 5/22/2013 7:16:26 PM     (No. 9340450)

I´ve long wondered about the Chicago drug-thug cash businesses. Do any of Barry´s Kids get a visit from the IRS once busted for dealing? No way can they afford the bling and wheels on a mere welfare scam. Taxman not even curious about that - they don´t want to jeopardize the lawyers´ cut I guess.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 5/22/2013 7:17:39 PM     (No. 9340453)

I became an officer in the Republican Jewish Coalitition and was suddenly audited.

Cost me $5400 in lawyer/accountant fees and I got a $1.04 refund.

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