Filing Season Statistics for Week Ending March 16, 2018

2018 Filing Season Statistics

Cumulative statistics comparing 3/17/2017 and 3/16/2018

Individual Income Tax Returns:

2017

2018

% Change

Total Returns Received 77,475,000 77,795,000 0.4
Total Returns Processed 75,208,000 75,307,000 0.1
       

E-filing Receipts:

     
TOTAL 72,205,000 72,732,000 0.7
Tax Professionals 38,548,000 38,245,000 -0.8
Self-prepared 33,657,000 34,487,000 2.5
       

Web Usage:

     
Visits to IRS.gov 231,360,122 288,340,262 24.6
       

Total Refunds:

     
Number 62,494,000 61,739,000 -1.2
Amount $183.158 Billion $182.772 Billion -0.2
Average refund $2,931 $2,960 1.0
       

Direct Deposit Refunds:

     
Number 55,589,000 54,602,000 -1.8
Amount $170.674 Billion $168.801 Billion -1.1
Average refund $3,070 $3,091 0.7