My parents are audited every year because they are rich so I know how closely the IRS watches the rich. But ignores the poor cuz they don't pay taxes anyway, legally. "The IRS only provided data for three categories of individuals' income: those earning under $200,000 annually, those making $200,000 and up and those earning $1 million and up. Overall, the agency says, it audited nearly 1.6 million of 141 million individual returns in 2011, or just over 1 percent. That rate has been growing gradually and is almost double the 0.6 percent audited in 2001, the IRS said." IRS Is Auditing More Wealthy People | CNSNews.com "To be clear: Merely being audited does not in any way imply wrongdoing. And Romney is right that hes hardly the only citizen to go through it: The Internal Revenue Service says it audits about 1 out of every 8 taxpayers who report more than $1 million in income. That meant that the IRS conducted more than 1.5 million audits in fiscal year 2011." Mitt Romney says he's been audited by the IRS. Does that matter? - CSMonitor.com Romney's been audited, as are many rich people. He has obviously been checked and watched making it obvious that he pays his taxes.