Special Report

Most Audited City in Every State

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1. Alabama: Mobile
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.69 (state: 8.20)
> Median household income: $45,802 (state: $46,472)
> Poverty rate: 19.3% (state: 18.0%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 23.0% (state: 24.5%)

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2. Alaska: Anchorage
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 6.99 (state: 7.02)
> Median household income: $80,724 (state: $76,114)
> Poverty rate: 8.5% (state: 10.2%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 31.0% (state: 29.0%)

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3. Arizona: Yuma
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 9.25 (state: 7.87)
> Median household income: $43,253 (state: $53,510)
> Poverty rate: 19.7% (state: 17.0%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 14.3% (state: 28.4%)

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4. Arkansas: Pine Bluff
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 8.75 (state: 8.16)
> Median household income: $38,547 (state: $43,813)
> Poverty rate: 23.4% (state: 18.1%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 15.4% (state: 22.0%)

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5. California: El Centro
> Audits per 1,000 tax returns: 9.71 (state: 7.96)
> Median household income: $44,779 (state: $67,169)
> Poverty rate: 23.8% (state: 15.1%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 14.3% (state: 32.6%)

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