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These tables provide an overview of the main IRS functions: processing tax returns and collecting revenue. Much of these data are published by fiscal year; however, historical tax collection data are also available, as well as projections of returns to be filed in the future.

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Fiscal Year Data

The tables below were originally published in the IRS Data Book, which is IRS Publication 55B, and are complied by various divisions throughout the IRS. The IRS's fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.


Summary of Internal Revenue Collections

Internal Revenue Collections and Refunds
Internal Revenue collections and refunds, by type of tax, including corporation, individual, employment, estate, gift, and excise taxes.

Internal Revenue Gross Collections

Internal Revenue Gross Collections
These tables breakout the total taxes paid by type of tax, including corporation, individual, employment, estate & gift, and excise taxes.


Internal Revenue Gross Collections
Shown by state and by type of tax, including corporation, individual and employment, railroad retirement, unemployment insurance, estate, gift, and excise taxes.

•  Prior to 2000, gross collections were reported by IRS region and district, as shown in the tables below.

Fiscal Years available: 
1999    1998    1997    1996    1995

Summary of Number of Returns

Number of Returns Filed
These tables provide a summary of returns filed, by tax type, including income, estate, gift, employment, and excise taxes, as well as tax-exempt organizations, employee plan, and supplemental documents.

Number of Returns Filed
These tables provide a summary of returns filed, by tax type and state, including income, estate, gift, employment, and excise taxes, as well as tax-exempt organizations, employee plan, and supplemental documents.
by Type of Return and State

•  From 1995 to 1999, the number of returns filed are available by IRS region and district. 
by type of tax and fiscal years
1999     1998     1997     1996     1995

Number of Returns Filed Electronically, by Type of Return and State
The number of tax returns filed electronically is available broken out by state.  Also included are the breakouts for online filers and paid-preparer filed returns.

Selected Information from Returns Filed
For many years, IRS published information from filed returns.  Details cover the presidential election campaign fund, contributions to reduce public debt, the earned income tax credit, and IRS master file accounts.

Fiscal Years available:   
2005     2004     2003     2002     2001     2000     1999     1998     1997     1996     1995


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SOI Historical Tables

The following tables are part of the SOI Historical tables published in the SOI Bulletin.

Treasury Department Gross Tax Collections
Classified by: Amounts collected, by quarter and fiscal year, by type of return
Fiscal Years covered: 1987-2007
                                        
Federal Excise Taxes Reported to or Collected by the IRS, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, and Customs Service

 

Classified by:

Fiscal Years
covered:

Type of excise tax (including luxury taxes, fuel, sport fishing equipment, environmental taxes, wine, beer, tobacco, etc.), by fiscal year

1999-2007

 


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Filing Projections for Selected Tax Returns

Projections of Federal Tax Return Filings: Calendar Years 2005-2012
                              
    • SOI Bulletin article This article discusses the return projections in detail, including the effects of new forms and e-file.  Projection highlights and methodology are also included.
                                                        
    • Data table Filing projections are broken out by form types and method of filing (where multiple options are available).

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