Filing Season Statistics for Week Ending October 16, 2020

 

2019 FILING SEASON STATISTICS

Cumulative statistics comparing 10/18/2019 and 10/16/2020

Individual Income Tax Returns: 2019 2020 % Change
Total Returns Received 154,297,000 165,624,000 * 7.3
Total Returns Processed 153,721,000 159,376,000 * 3.7
       
E-filing Receipts:      
TOTAL           137,866,000 151,812,000 * 10.1
Tax Professionals 80,294,000 80,051,000 -0.3
Self-prepared 57,572,000 71,761,000 24.6
       
Web Usage:      
Visits to IRS.gov 596,722,000 1,561,914,000 161.7
       
Total Refunds:      
Number 110,582,000 123,416,000 ** 11.6
Amount $307.563 Billion $305.555 Billion -0.7
Average refund $2,781 $2,476 -11.0
 
Direct Deposit Refunds:      
Number 91,544,000 101,298,000 ** 10.7
Amount $268.662 Billion $261.015 Billion -2.8
Average refund $2,935 $2,577 -12.2

*CY2020 includes more than 8.1 million returns filed for individuals who do not have a filing obligation but filed to request their Economic Impact Payment.

For Refunds:
**CY2020 includes interest only refunds for approximately 13.8 million taxpayers that received their refund earlier in the year without interest. The amount of interest paid was nearly $249 million.