IRS Should Avoid Bias Risk in Auditing Nonprofits, GAO Finds

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. The IRS would have to suspend tax audits, the Small Business Administration's processing of loan applications would be halted and National Parks would close if the federal government is forced into a partial shutdown because of the budget impasse in Congress.

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The IRS needs stronger ways to prevent nonprofit groups from facing audits because of employees’ biases, the Government Accountability Office found in a report being issued Thursday.

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