Filing Season Statistics for Week Ending March 23, 2018

2018 Filing Season Statistics

Cumulative statistics comparing 3/24/2017 and 3/23/2018

Individual Income Tax Returns:

2017

2018

% Change

Total Returns Received 85,251,000 85,689,000 0.5
Total Returns Processed 82,990,000 83,286,000 0.4
       

E-filing Receipts:

     
TOTAL 79,125,000 79,780,000 0.8
Tax Professionals 43,395,000 43,094,000 -0.7
Self-prepared 35,730,000 36,686,000 2.7
       

Web Usage:

     
Visits to IRS.gov 246,382,030 307,120,964 24.7
       

Total Refunds:

     
Number 68,348,000 67,599,000 -1.1
Amount $197.983 Billion $197.698 Billion -0.1
Average refund $2,987 $2,925 1.0
       

Direct Deposit Refunds:

     
Number 60,194,000 59,313,000 -1.5
Amount $183.210 Billion $181.600 Billion -0.9
Average refund $3,044 $3,062 0.6