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More than 122 million Returns e-Filed in 2013

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IR-2013-94, Dec. 4, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced a milestone for IRS e-file – more than 122 million returns were e-filed during 2013. The statistics provided today contain complete e-file totals for 2013.

This year, the IRS received more than 45.2 million returns from those who prepared and e-filed their own returns on home computers, up from 43.2 million a year earlier, an increase of 4.6 percent. E-filed returns from tax professionals increased slightly, totaling more than 77 million returns. Whether they are self prepared or prepared by a tax return preparer, 91 percent of all tax returns filed by individuals are prepared on computers using tax preparation software, which improves the accuracy of those returns.

Other highlights from the new filing season statistics show:

  • During 2013, the IRS issued more than 109 million refunds worth almost $300 billion.
  • Almost 77 percent of refund recipients chose to receive their refunds through direct deposit.
  • More people are using IRS.gov to get answers, file their returns and resolve issues. So far in 2013, the IRS web site has been accessed more than 430 million times, up almost 24 percent compared to the same time last year.

 

2013 FILING SEASON STATISTICS

Cumulative statistics comparing 11/23/12 and 11/22/13

Individual Income Tax Returns:

2012

2013

% Change

Total Receipts

147,874,000

147,744,000

-0.1

Total Processed

147,284,000

147,223,000

-0.04

 

 

 

 

E-filing Receipts:

 

 

 

TOTAL           

 119,560,000

122,515,000

2.5

Tax Professionals

76,322,000

77,268,000

1.2

Self-prepared

43,238,000

45,247,000

4.6

 

 

 

 

Web Usage:

 

 

 

Visits to IRS.gov

353,974,215

438,066,180

23.8

 

 

 

 

Total Refunds:

 

 

 

Number

110,224,000

109,261,000

-0.9

Amount

$307.983

Billion

$299.863

Billion

-2.6

Average refund

 $2,794

$2,744

-1.8

 

 

 

 

Direct Deposit Refunds:

 

 

 

Number

 82,735,000

83,728,000

 1.2

Amount

$246.657

Billion

$244.929

Billion

-0.7

Average refund

 $2,981

$2,925

-1.9

 

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