Black taxpayers are more likely to be audited. But why?


Publish Date:
March 10, 2023
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A few years back, Daniel E. Ho and his team at Stanford University’s Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab started thinking of ways to improve the IRS auditing process. They eventually discovered that Black taxpayers were being audited at surprisingly higher rates than their counterparts of other ethnic backgrounds. With this information, Ho is now helping to modernize the audit selection process.

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