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2018 Tax Stats Card


Summary of Collections Before Refunds by Type of Return, FY 2017 [1]

Type of Return

Number of Returns

Gross Collections
(Millions of $)

Individual income tax 150,690,787 1,838,403
Corporation income tax 2,050,182 [2] 338,529
Employment taxes 30,680,601 1,123,473
Excise taxes 1,018,165 63,504
Gift tax 244,900 1,949
Estate tax 34,340 21,832

Selected Information from Returns Filed

Corporate Returns (TY 2015) [3]

Number of Returns

6,119,565

Net income (less deficit) amount (thousands of $)

Total income tax after credits amount (thousands of $)

$2,033,654,723

$329,622,408

S Corporation Returns(TY 2015) [3]

Number of returns
 

4,487,336
Partnership Returns (TY 2016) [3]

Number of returns
 

3,763,117
Individual Returns

Top 1-percent Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) break (TY 2016) [3]

$480,804

Top 10-percent AGI break (TY 2016) [3]

$139,713

Median AGI (TY 2016) [3]
 

$40,078

Percent that claim standard deductions (TY 2016) [3]

68.6%

Percent that claim itemized deductions (TY 2016) [3]

30.0%

Percent e-filed (TY 2016) [3]

87.6%

Percent using paid preparers (TY 2016) [3]
 

53.5%

Number of returns with AGI $1M or more (TY 2016) [4]

424,870

State with the highest number-California (TY 2016)

71,290

State with the least number- Vermont (TY 2016)
 

520

Number of individual refunds (TY 2016) (millions) [3]

113.5

Individual refund amount (TY 2016) (billions of $) [3]

$334.9

Average individual refund amount (TY 2016)
 

$2,950

Earned Income Tax Credit (TY 2016) [3]:

Number of returns with credit (millions)

27.4

Amount claimed (billions of $)
 

$66.7

Nonprofit Organizations (TY 2014) [3,5]

Number of returns (Forms 990 and 990-PF filers)

390,512

Assets controlled by nonprofits (trillions of $)
 

$4.4
Taxpayer Assistance (FY 2017) [1]

Number assisted by writing, calling, or by walk-in
 

55,674,596

Sources and footnotes:

[FY] Fiscal Year
[TY] Tax Year
[1] Source: 2017 IRS Data Book
[2] Excludes S Corporations.
[3] Source—SOI data.
[4] Source—IRS Masterfile System
[5] Organizations tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3)

Revised: September 2018


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