Published On: May 17 2013 09:47:39 AM CDTUpdated On: May 31 2013 01:41:29 PM CDT
Friday's hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee caps a week of damaging revelations for the Internal Revenue Service and, ultimately, for President Obama. By the numbers, here's a look at the IRS:
$2,524,320,134,000 -- Total taxes collected by the IRS in fiscal year 2012
146,244,00 -- Total tax returns received for individual income tax returns in fiscal year 2012
70 -- Percentage of closed applications for tax-exempt status that were approved in fiscal year 2012 during an initial review with little or no additional information from the organizations
2 -- Employees in the IRS Cincinnati office accused of being principally responsible for "overly aggressive" handling of requests by conservative groups for tax-exempt status, a congressional source told CNN
298 -- Cases as reviewed by the IRS inspector general as potential political cases not eligible for tax exempt status as of May 31, 2012.
72 -- Case files under review where the organization's name contained "Tea Party"
13 -- Cases under review where the name included the word "Patriots"
160 -- Cases under review that had been held open for at least 206 to 1,138 days (almost three years)
121 days -- The IRS's overall goal for completing each application for tax-exempt status
66,543 -- Number of applications received by the IRS in fiscal year 2012 for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
3,357 -- Number of applications received by the IRS in fiscal year 2012 for 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status
2,042,458 -- Total number of notices to taxpayers that they had made a math error on their 2011 return
1,973 -- New investigations filed in fiscal year 2012. (An investigation begins when the taxpayer doesn't respond to delinquency notices)
10.3 -- Audit examination rate per thousand individual income tax returns in fiscal year 2012
55 -- Percentage of Americans who said in April 2013 they thought the amount of federal taxes they had to pay was fair, according to a Gallup Poll. It was the lowest percentage since 2001.
29 -- Percentage of Americans who told the Pew Research Center in April 2013 they actually like doing their taxes