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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

2013 Tax Filing Season Is Off to a Rough Start

IRS, Filing Season Statistics for Week Ending March 15, 2013:

2013 FILING SEASON STATISTICS

Cumulative statistics comparing 3/16/12 and 3/15/13

Individual Income Tax Returns:

2012

2013

% Change

Total Receipts

78,348,000

73,004,000

-6.8

Total Processed

75,284,000

69,153,000

-8.1 

E-filing Receipts:

 

 

 

TOTAL           

69,675,000

66,150,000

-5.1

Tax Professionals

42,111,000

38,694,000

-8.1

Self-prepared

27,564,000

27,456,000

-0.4

Web Usage:

 

 

 

Visits to IRS.gov

167,038,289

202,327,795

21.1

Total Refunds:

 

 

 

Number

65,073,000

60,243,000

-7.4

Amount

$188.616

Billion

$172.494

Billion

-8.5

Average refund

 $2,899

$2,863

-1.2

Direct Deposit Refunds:

 

 

 

Number

 55,557,000

52,414,000

-5.7

Amount

$169.751

Billion

$157.786

Billion

-7.0

Average refund

 $3,055

$3,010

-1.5

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Comments

315 million Americans.
73 million tax returns.

Unemployment 7.7%....

Yeah right!

Posted by: Deep Space | Mar 26, 2013 3:03:05 PM