Updated: Jul 23
I read the other day that if you are a single black man in this country who claims the Earned Income Tax Credit, your chances of being audited by the IRS in any given year is 7.73%. Single men, whether they are black or white, and who claim the EITC, have a 3.46% chance of getting a letter from the IRS. For everybody else who files, their risk of audit is just .54%. Only 1.1% of millionaires get audited.
Meanwhile, the IRS waited until April 3 of 2019 to begin auditing Donald Trump's 2015 returns. That just happened to be the same day that the chairman of the House Ways and Committee sent a letter to the IRS commissioner asking for information related to Trump's filing in preparation for an audit.
It appears that they were going to let him off the hook.