Filing Season Statistics for Week Ending May 4, 2018

2018 FILING SEASON STATISTICS

Cumulative statistics comparing 5/5//2017 and 5/4/2018

Individual Income Tax Returns:

2017

2018

% Change

Total Returns Received 138,945,000 140,895,000 1.4
Total Returns Processed 132,509,000 134,268,000 1.3
       

E-filing Receipts:

     
TOTAL 123,239,000 125,637,000 1.9
Tax Professionals 71,154,000 71,788,000 0.9
Self-prepared 52,085,000 53,849,000 3.4
       

Web Usage:

     
Visits to IRS.gov 329,420,774 410,052,258 24.5
       

Total Refunds:

     
Number 101,641,000 101,372,000 -0.3
Amount $281.661 Billion $281.514 Billion -0.1
Average refund $2,771 $2,777 0.2
       

Direct Deposit Refunds:

     
Number 84,424,000 84,632,000 0.2
Amount $248.195 Billion $248.627 Billion 0.2
Average refund $2,940 $2,938 -0.1