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IRS: It Wasn’t Less Than 1%, It Was 3%!

July 29, 2013

In a June 2013 response to the Ways and Means Committee, the IRS identified 65 million documents potentially responsive to the IRS-Tea Party investigation. After Chairman Camp and Ranking Member Levin sent a letter to IRS pressing the agency to expedite their document production, the IRS revised their original estimate down to 460,000 responsive documents.  This revised estimate brings the amount of documents the IRS has produced to a grand total of just 3 percent.

To put this in perspective, if taxpayers were this compliant when filing and paying their taxes last year, the IRS would have collected $2.5 trillion less in taxes.

99.98% Unresponsive v. 97% Unresponsive