gray man looking at word audit with magnifying glass

They are low unless you show the I.R.S. some conspicuous “red flags” on your return.

Provided by Reeve Conover – Conover Consulting

Fewer than 1% of Americans have their federal taxes audited. The percentage has declined recently due to Internal Revenue Service budget cuts. In 2016, just 0.7% of individual returns were audited (1 of every 143). That compares to 1.1% of individual returns in 2010.1,2