AP FACT CHECK: Trump on his tax audits

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Posted: Sep 26, 2016 9:46 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A claim from the presidential debate and how it stacks up with the facts:

TRUMP: "I've been under audit for almost fifteen years."

THE FACTS: Donald Trump has never provided any evidence to the public that he is actually under audit. A letter released by his tax attorneys never used the word, merely describing his tax returns under continuous review. "Review" is not a formal term for any kind of action by the Internal Revenue Service.

Trump has declined to provide the IRS' formal notice of audit to The Associated Press and other news outlets. And former IRS officials have expressed skepticism that anyone would be audited so frequently.