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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

2008 Tax Filing Season: E-filing Up 12.0%, IRS Web Site Visits Up 44.5%

The IRS announced today (IR-2008-73) that the just-finished 2008 filing season set records:

  • e-filing:  86.35 million returns, up 12.0% from last year
    • 59.98 million of these were prepared by tax professionals, up 9.2%
    • 26.37 million of these were self-prepared, up 19.1%
  • web usage:  205.65 million hits to IRS.gov, up 44.5%

2008 FILING SEASON STATISTICS

Cumulative through the weeks ending 5/18/07 and 5/16/08

Individual Income Tax Returns

2007

2008

% Change

Total Receipts

129,150,000

143,138,000

10.8%

Total Processed

119,827,000

130,342,000

8.8%

 

 

 

 

E-filing Receipts:

 

 

 

TOTAL

77,076,000

86,347,000

12.0%

Tax Professionals

54,932,000

59,975,000

9.2%

Self-prepared

22,145,000

26,372,000

19.1%

 

 

 

 

Web Usage:

 

 

 

Visits to IRS.gov

142,282,000

205,654,000

44.5%

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