Something to ponder as you sign your tax return: audits are back with a bite. The number of individual returns audited last year was the highest since 1998. IRS "enforcement efforts" collected a record $47.3 billion in additional payments. Consolation: 1 in 16 millionaires faced audits.
Who gets audited?
1% of all taxpayers
0.8% of companies worth under $10 million
19% of companies worth over $10 million
6.3% of millionaires
YOU'VE GOT CASH Last year Uncle Sam paid out $230 billion in tax refunds to individuals. This year the average refund is up 3%, to $2,771. Call it the...