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Individual Tax Return
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification
Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate

 

Request for Transcript of Tax Returns
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Installment Agreement Request
Wage and Tax Statement

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Filing Season Statistics for Week Ending Jan 27, 2017

Cumulative statistics comparing 01/29/2016 and 01/27/2017

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

13,288,000

8,912,000

-32.9

Total Returns Processed

13,124,000

8,804,000

-32.9

 

 

 

 

E-filing Receipts:

 

 

 

TOTAL           

12,585,000

8,366,000

-33.5

Tax Professionals

5,106,000

3,192,000

-37.5

Self-prepared

7,479,000

5,174,000

-30.8

 

 

 

 

Web Usage:

 

 

 

Visits to IRS.gov

53,386,675

45,912,743

-14.0

 

 

 

 

Total Refunds:

 

 

 

Number

2,248,000

2,013,000

-10.5

Amount

$7.837

Billion

$3.756

Billion

-52.1

Average refund

$3,486

$1,866

-46.5

 

Direct Deposit Refunds:

 

 

 

Number

2,175,000

1,916,000

-11.9

Amount

$7,691

Billion

$3.656

Billion

-52.5

Average refund

$3,536

$1,909

-46.0