According to a new Rasmussen Poll, nearly a quarter of Americans are worried that they may get audited by the Internal Revenue Service. That number is up almost 10% over last year.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 23% of American Adults are at least somewhat concerned that the Internal Revenue Service will audit their taxes this year, with seven percent (7%) who are Very Concerned. That’s up significantly from 14% and three percent (3%) respectively last year and the highest level of concern in 10 years of regular surveying.

Still, most (72%) are not concerned about getting audited. But that’s down from 83% last year and includes only 27% who are Not At All Concerned.

That’s a pretty significant jump in a short period of time, it does make me wonder what sparked the sudden fear. Maybe now is the time for that tax reform we’ve been promised.

Tags: audit IRS poll