IRS filing season statistics to date

PHOENIX – The IRS recently released 2014 tax filing season statistics showing that 15 percent more refunds were already issued this year, compared to 2013 figures. Additionally, the average federal refund totaled $3,211, an increase of $190 compared with the same period a year ago.

The statistics covered the period through Feb. 14 and showed hat while the overall number of tax returns filed this year is down slightly, less than a percentage point, nearly 95 percent of all returns received were filed electronically.

For more information on tax credits available for this filing season and other tax questions, visit to use our Interactive Tax Assistant online tool. You may also use our Where’s My Refund? tool to get up-to-date refund information.


Cumulative statistics comparing 2/15/13 and 2/14/14

Individual Income Tax Returns: 2013 2014 Percent Change
Total Receipts 39,531,000 39,224,000 -0.8 percent
Total Processed 30,762,000 38,385,000 24.8 percent
E-filing Receipts:
Total 37,112,000 37,165,000 0.1 percent
Tax Professionals 20,028,000 18,953,000 -5.4 percent
Self-prepared 17,084,000 18,212,000 6.6 percent
Web Usage:
Visits to 123,945,553 122,140,734 -1.5 percent
Total Refunds:
Number 27,100,000 31,308,000 15.5 percent
Amount $81.861 billion $100.541 billion 22.8 percent
Average refund $3,021 $3,211 6.3 percent
Direct Deposit Refunds:
Number 24,957,000 27,748,000 11.2 percent
Amount $77.888 billion $89.593 billion 15 percent
Average refund $3,121 $3,229 3.5 percent

Submitted by the Internal Revenue Service

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