Special Report

Most Audited County in Every State

Samuel Stebbins

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Kansas: Sheridan County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 9.3 (state: 7.3)
> Median household income: $56,607 (state: $55,477)
> Poverty rate: 4.8% (state: 12.8%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 24.6% (state: 32.3%)

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Kentucky: Clay County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 9.9 (state: 7.7)
> Median household income: $24,596 (state: $46,535)
> Poverty rate: 39.5% (state: 18.3%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 9.5% (state: 23.2%)

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Louisiana: East Carroll Parish
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 11.4 (state: 8.4)
> Median household income: $20,795 (state: $46,710)
> Poverty rate: 48.2% (state: 19.6%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 9.8% (state: 23.4%)

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Maine: Washington County
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 7.9 (state: 7.2)
> Median household income: $40,328 (state: $53,024)
> Poverty rate: 18.2% (state: 12.9%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 20.9% (state: 30.3%)

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Maryland: Baltimore
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.3 (state: 7.3)
> Median household income: $46,641 (state: $78,916)
> Poverty rate: 22.4% (state: 9.7%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 30.4% (state: 39.0%)

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