(Bloomberg)-- The IRS audited 0.96% of individual tax returns in fiscal 2013, declining for the second straight year and reaching the lowest rate since 2005.

The tax agency, which has lost $1 billion in annual funding and 8,000 employees over the past three years, increased the revenue it collected from tax enforcement by 6.3% to $53 billion last fiscal year, according to data released Wednesday.

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