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IRS should get off the backs of poor rural Americans

Which taxpayers do you think the IRS should take a closer look at more often: wealthy, urban taxpayers or poor, rural taxpayers? Since you’re reading an editorial, you’ve probably already figured out where we’re going with that question: Turns out, according to research by ProPublica, that poor, rural taxpayers are much more likely to be the target of audits than people living in more urban areas. That’s due largely to the fact the IRS targets taxpayers for audits who claim the earned income tax credit, “a response to pressure from congressional Republicans to root out incorrect payments of the credit,” according to ProPublica.

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