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Individual Tax Return
Instructions for Form 1040
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification
Request for Transcript of Tax Return

 

Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Employers engaged in a trade or business who pay compensation
Installment Agreement Request

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Filing Season Statistics for Week Ending March 10, 2017

Cumulative statistics comparing 03/11/2016 and 03/10/2017

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.

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

74,456,000

69,403,000

-6.8

Total Returns Processed

72,164,000

67,290,000

-6.8

 

 

 

 

E-filing Receipts:  

 

 

 

TOTAL           

69,527,000

64,953,000

-6.6

Tax Professionals

37,148,000

34,093,000

-8.2

Self-prepared

32,379,000

30,860,000

-4.7

 

 

 

 

Web Usage:

 

 

 

Visits to IRS.gov

231,878,508

214,973,517

-7.3

 

 

 

 

Total Refunds:

 

 

 

Number

59,727,000

56,220,000

-5.9

Amount

$175.881

Billion

$167.146

Billion

-5.0

Average refund

$2,945

$2,973

1.0

 

Direct Deposit Refunds:

 

 

 

Number

53,295,000

50,499,000

-5.2

Amount

$164.058

Billion

$156.810

Billion

-4.4

Average refund

$3,078

$3,105

0.9