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Congress criticizing IRS over audits

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Congress is criticizing the Internal Revenue Service after a new government report revealed the agency audits less than one-percent of large partnerships.

The Government Accountability Office says the number of large businesses organized as partnerships has more than tripled since 2002, yet hardly any get close scrutiny by the IRS.

In fact, in 2012 only 0.8 percent were subjected to field exams in which agents go through books and records according to the report.