IRS Weekly Filing Statistics

IRS News:
PHOENIX  Americans have turned to IRS.gov nearly 200 million times so far this tax filing season where they can find answers on topics ranging from tax preparation to checking their refund status.
This is a 10 percent increase in comparison to the same time last year, according to IRS statistics released last week.
In addition to various interactive tools, IRS.gov is the gateway to many more resources and answers about many tax matters. Try Interactive Tax AssistantTax TopicsTax TrailsFrequently Asked Questions, and the IRS Tax Map.
Taxpayers can easily and quickly view or download any IRS form, publication or instruction booklet by visiting IRS.gov. If taxpayers still need printed forms or instructions, they can place their order online at IRS.gov/orderforms. Publication 17 and certain other products are not available at TACs this year. Similarly, the tax forms available from community partners, like libraries, have also been reduced.
Even after taxpayers file, there are more online tools that can provide them with valuable assistance long after tax season ends. One of the most popular is the ‘Where’s My Refund?’ tool available on IRS.gov or IRS2Go that enables taxpayers to track the status of their refund. Initial information will normally be available within 24 hours after the IRS receives the taxpayer’s e-filed return or four weeks after the taxpayer mails a paper return to the IRS. The system updates every 24 hours, so there’s no need to check more often.
 
 
2014 FILING SEASON STATISTICS
Cumulative statistics comparing 3/07/14 and 3/06/15
Individual Income Tax Returns:
2014
2015
% Change
Total Receipts
67,183,000
66,700,000
-0.7
Total Processed
65,662,000
64,900,000
-1.2
 
 
 
 
E-filing Receipts:
 
 
 
TOTAL           
62,213,000
62,342,000
0.2
Tax Professionals
34,816,000
33,419,000
-4.0
Self-prepared
27,397,000
28,923,000
5.6
 
 
 
 
Web Usage:
 
 
 
Visits to IRS.gov
179,637,790   
198,440,750   
10.5
 
 
 
 
Total Refunds:
 
 
 
Number
55,434,000
54,258,000
-2.1
Amount
$164.586
Billion
$162.106
Billion
-1.5
Average refund
$2,969
$2,988
0.6
 
 
 
 
Direct Deposit Refunds:
 
 
 
Number
47,976,000
48,699,000
1.5
Amount
$146.305
Billion
$151.554
Billion
3.6
Average refund
$3,050
$3,112
2.0
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