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2016 Tax Stats Card


Summary of Collections Before Refunds by Type of Return, FY 2015 [1]

Type of Return

Number of Returns

Gross Collections
(Millions of $)

Individual income tax 148,840,642 1,759,740
Corporation income tax 2,216,263 [2] 389,889
Employment taxes 30,195,881 1,022,359
Excise taxes 1,025,498 77,202
Gift tax 237,706 2,089
Estate tax 36,343 17,953

Selected Information from Returns Filed

 
Corporate Returns (TY 2013) [3]

Number filing with assets $250M or more

16,158

Percent of total corporate net income for firms with assets $250M or more
Percent of total income tax after credits for firms with assets of $250M or more

 

73.4%
86.3%

 

S Corporation Returns(TY 2013) [3]

Number of returns
 

4,257,909
Partnership Returns (TY 2014) [3]

Number of returns
 

3,611,255
Individual Returns

Top 1-percent Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) break (TY 2014) [3]

$465,626

Top 10-percent AGI break (TY 2014) [3]

$133,445

Median AGI (TY 2014) [3]
 

$38,171

Percent that claim standard deductions (TY 2013) [3]

69.0%

Percent that claim itemized deductions (TY 2013) [3]

29.6%

Percent e-filed (TY 2014) thru 4/30/2015 [4]

93.6%

Percent using paid preparers (TY 2013) [3]
 

55.0%

Number of returns with AGI $1M or more (TY 2014) [4]

410,106

State with the highest number-California (TY 2014)

65,845

State with the least number- Vermont (TY 2014)
 

530

Number of individual refunds (TY 2014) (millions) [3]

112.0

Individual refund amount (TY 2014) (billions of $) [3]

$319.6

Average individual refund amount (TY 2014)
 

$2,854

Earned Income Tax Credit (TY 2014) [3]:

Number of returns with credit (millions)

28.5

Amount claimed (billions of $)
 

$68.3

Nonprofit Organizations (TY 2012) [3,5]

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

372,947

Assets controlled by nonprofits (trillions of $)
 

$3.9
Taxpayer Assistance (FY 2015) [1]

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

61,340,034

Sources and footnotes:

[FY] Fiscal Year
[TY] Tax Year
[1] Source: IRS Data Book, publication 55B
[2] Excludes S Corporations.
[3] Source—SOI data.
[4] Source—IRS Masterfile System
[5] Organizations tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3)

Revised: August 2016


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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 19-Aug-2016