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Where are potential tax cheats? San Diego, perhaps
IRS data point to clusters of possible small business chiselers
The Associated Press today (April 14) has a story on where tax cheats are likely to be clustered, according to data from the National Taxpayer Advocate. It used confidential Internal Revenue Service data from 2009 tax returns to try to pinpoint localities where tax cheats may be. The study focused on sole proprietorships, mainly small businesses. Construction companies and real estate rental firms may be more likely to fudge on their taxes, says the A.P. The places cited in San Diego County are Alpine, Bonita, Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, and Valley Center. Two locales that are close to San Diego County are on the list: Murrieta Hot Springs and Temecula.