SOI Tax Stats - IRS Data Book
Highlights of this year's Data Book
- During Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, the IRS collected more than $3.3 trillion, processed more than 244 million tax returns and other forms, and issued more than $426 billion in tax refunds.
- The IRS website, a focal point for the future state of tax administration, was visited more than half a billion times in 2016, and nearly 300 million inquiries were answered by the “Where’s My Refund?” tool on IRS.gov.
- In the last five years as the agency’s budget has been reduced, the IRS has lost almost 15 percent of its workers. Key measures of enforcement activity, including audit rates, have also declined in several categories.