SOI Tax Stats IRS operations and budget


If you're looking for data on general IRS operations & budget, this is the section for you. Within this section, you can learn about taxpayer refunds, IRS collections, law enforcement, taxpayer assistance, budget and workforce, and system management.

Below are links to the topics within this section, as well as some examples of what you can find within each topic.

Assisting taxpayers

  • Assistance & education programs
  • Post-filing assistance program

Collecting revenue

  • Gross collections
  • Number of returns filed
  • Number of returns filed electronically
  • Return filing projections

Data by state

  • Returns filed, taxes collected and refunds by state

Enforcing laws

  • Examination coverage
  • Tax-exempt organizations examined
  • Delinquent collection activities
  • Criminal investigation program

Issuing refunds

  • Number of refunds issued
  • Total dollars refunded
  • Information on historical IRS tax refunds
  • Individual income tax refund offsets

Budget and workforce

  • Costs incurred by the IRS
  • Appeals workload
  • IRS personnel summary
  • Internal audits and security activities

2003 IRS Report to Congress

  • 2003 IRS Report to Congress on IRS enforcement activity