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Filing Season Statistics for Week Ending February 24, 2017

Cumulative statistics comparing 02/26/2016 and 02/24/2017

Calendar year-to-year comparisons are difficult at this early point in the season as four additional days of tax return processing are included in the 2016 totals. 

Early season refund numbers and dollar amounts are affected by the new law requiring refunds involving the Earned Income Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit to be held until the later part of February. Many taxpayers claiming these credits traditionally file during the opening weeks of tax season.

Individual Income Tax Returns:

2016

2017

% Change

Total Returns Received

58,304,000

52,096,000

-10.6

Total Returns Processed

56,290,000

50,419,000

-10.4

 

 

 

 

E-filing Receipts:  

 

 

 

TOTAL           

55,081,000

49,371,000

-10.4

Tax Professionals

27,709,000

24,220,000

-12.6

Self-prepared

27,372,000

25,151,000

-8.1

 

 

 

 

Web Usage:

 

 

 

Visits to IRS.gov

193,235,495

175,337,226

-9.3

 

 

 

 

Total Refunds:

 

 

 

Number

46,533,000

41,427,000

-11.0

Amount

$142.085

Billion

$127.227

Billion

-10.5

Average refund

$3,053

$3,071

0.6

 

Direct Deposit Refunds:

 

 

 

Number

42,551,000

38,121,000

-10.4

Amount

$134.649

Billion

$121.325

Billion

-9.9

Average refund

$3,164

$3,183

0.6

 

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 01-Mar-2017