Filing Season Statistics for Week Ending February 2, 2018

2018 Filing Season Statistics

Cumulative statistics comparing 02/03/2017 and 02/02/2018 

Calendar year-to-year comparisons are difficult at this early point in the season as six additional days of tax return processing are included in the 2017 totals. However, when comparing the same number of days of filing, IRS is seeing an increase in returns received and accepted over 2017.

Individual Income Tax Returns:

2017

2018

% Change

Total Returns Received 20,181,000 18,302,000  -9.3
Total Returns Processed 19,968,000 17,931,000 -10.2
       

E-filing Receipts:

     
TOTAL             19,407,000 17,518,000 - 9.7
Tax Professionals  7,796,000  6,744,000 -13.5
Self-prepared 11,611,000 10,774,000 - 7.2
       

Web Usage:

     
Visits to IRS.gov 68,464,005 74,400,813 8.7
       

Total Refunds:    

     
Number 6,596,000 6,171 ,000 -6.4
Amount $13.150 Billion $12.560 Billion -4.5
Average refund $1,994 $2,035 2.1
       

Direct Deposit Refunds:

     
Number 6,220,000 5,860,000 -5.8
Amount $12.750 Billion $12.213 Billion -4.2
Average refund $2,050 $2,084 1.7