Filing Season Statistics for Week Ending April 22, 2022

 

2022 FILING SEASON STATISTICS

Cumulative statistics comparing April 23, 2021 and April 22, 2022

IRS Statement:

As the filing season begins to wrap up, the IRS has delivered more than 88 million refunds worth $267 billion as of April 22. (Note: The filing deadline in 2022 is April 18, 2022; on March 29, 2021, the IRS announced that the filing deadline was extended to May 17,2021. The 2021 Filing Season began February 12, 2021; the 2022 Filing Season began January 24, 2022.)

Individual Income Tax Returns: 2021 2022 % Change
Total Returns Received 116,139,000 138,942,000 19.6
Total Returns Processed 105,330,000 133,773,000 27.0
       
E-filing Receipts:      
TOTAL (may not equal subtotals due to rounding.) 

109,381,000

133,410,000 22.0
Tax Professionals 58,506,000 70,509,000 20.5
Self-prepared 50,875,000 62,900,000 23.6
       
Web Usage:      
Visits to IRS.gov 1,217,624,000 609,075,000 -50.0
       
Total Refunds[1]:      
Number 77,652,000 88,667,000 14.6
Amount $222.867 Billion $267.022 Billion 19.8
Average refund $2,870 $3,012 4.9
 
Direct Deposit Refunds[2]:      
Number 71,741,000 83,891,000 16.4
Amount $210.666 Billion $259.973 Billion 23.4
Average refund $2,936 $3,099 5.5

[1] Total Refunds includes refunds for returns received in 2022.

[2] Direct Deposit Refunds includes refunds for returns received in the prior year or the current year but processed in 2022 requesting a direct deposit.