The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released a report today indicating that the IRS has failed to follow correct procedures for partnerships audits.  TIGTA reviewed a sample of 35 partnership audits from 2012 and identified 22 audits that were not conducted in accordance with proper procedure.  When the sample results are projected to the 2,698 audits closed in 2012, TIGTA estimates that approximately 1,696 audits did not follow proper procedure.