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Subject:  Re: Compliments to IRS Date:  2/18/2011  12:18 AM
Author:  TMFPMarti Number:  112341 of 123001

What has really happened is a shift in staffing at the IRS. I think something like 70% of all tax returns are now filed electronically. That has caused a significant drop in the number of tax return processors the IRS needs. Instead of laying all of those people off, management at the IRS waved their magic wand and said "Presto chango. You are all now correspondence auditors. Here's a couple days of training. Now go forth and audit."

I suspect you're on to some