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 IRS.gov 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.
2014 FILING SEASON STATISTICS
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|
|Tax Professionals||20,028,000||18,953,000||-5.4 percent|
|Visits to IRS.gov||123,945,553||122,140,734||-1.5 percent|
|Average refund||$3,021||$3,211||6.3 percent|
|Direct Deposit Refunds:|
|Average refund||$3,121||$3,229||3.5 percent|
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