Filing Season Statistics for Week Ending February 10, 2017

Cumulative statistics comparing 02/12/2016 and 02/10/2017

Calendar year-to-year comparisons are difficult at this early point in the season as four additional days of tax return processing are included in the 2016 totals. However, when comparing the same number of days of filing, IRS is seeing an increase in returns received and accepted over 2016.

Early season refund numbers and dollar amounts are affected by the new law requiring refunds involving the Earned Income Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit to be held until the later part of February. Many taxpayers claiming these credits traditionally file during the opening weeks of tax season.

Individual Income Tax Returns:

2016

2017

% Change

Total Returns Received

38,737,000

32,090,000

-17.2

Total Returns Processed

37,672,000

31,420,000

-16.6

 

 

 

 

E-filing Receipts:  

 

 

 

TOTAL           

37,106,000

30,827,000

-16.9

Tax Professionals

17,122,000

13,518,000

-21.0

Self-prepared

19,984,000

17,309,000

-13.4

 

 

 

 

Web Usage:

 

 

 

Visits to IRS.gov

140,786,322

98,635,810

-29.9

 

 

 

 

Total Refunds:

 

 

 

Number

29,155,000

14,059,000

-51.8

Amount

$94.001

Billion

$28.929

Billion

-69.2

Average refund

$3,224

$2,058

-36.2

 

Direct Deposit Refunds:

 

 

 

Number

27,367,000

13,039,000

-52.4

Amount

$90.561

Billion

$27.777

Billion

-69.3

Average refund

$3,309

$2,130

-35.6