Obamaland: IRS audits on charities increase 79% under Obama

The Obama administration is aggressively auditing charitable organizations.  Since President Obama first took office in 2008, IRS audits on non-profit organization has risen by 79%.

from Fox News:

…consider this startling finding from the Government Accountability Institute: under Mr. Obama, IRS audits for tax-exempt organizations have jumped 79% over what they were under President George W. Bush.

According to Internal Revenue Service data, the IRS audited an average of 6,205 returns of tax-exempt organizations per year from 2001 to 2008. From 2009 to 2011, however, the number of audited returns spiked to an average of 11,111 per year.

This finding is even more surprising when one considers that fewer tax-exempt organizations have filed IRS returns under Mr. Obama than did under Mr. Bush. From 2009 to 2011, the IRS received an average of 819,417 tax returns per year. Yet from 2001 to 2008, tax-exempt organizations filed a larger average of 847,898 returns per year.

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The author above goes on to point out that the audits have not proven any significant financial benefit to the Federal Government. In fact, the cost of the audits often outweigh the revenue collected from them.  

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