|Today, the IRS released the 2022 Filing Season Statistics report for week ending May 13, 2022. We will continue to share this IRS weekly report up until the inclusion of last season’s May 17 filing deadline E-filing receipts (which will be reflected in the next report for week ending May 20, 2022).
Note: While E-filing % Change continue to reflect positive YOY growth, the % continues to decrease following the April 18, 2022 E-filing receipts reporting as compared to last seasons May 17 filing deadline E-filing receipts. With this latest report, all E-filing segments are now showing single-digit YOY growth %s (vs double-digit for 2-3 weeks prior).
- From last week’s report for week ending May 6, 2022, compared to this week’s report for week ending May 13, 2022, Total EF went from + 14.3% to + 6.9%, Tax Pros went from + 12.0% to + 4.4%; and Self-Prepared / Online went from + 17.0% to + 9.9%. Total Returns Received went from + 12.9% to + 5.9%.
2022 FILING SEASON STATISTICS
Cumulative Statistics Comparing May 14, 2021 and May 13, 2022
As the filing season wraps up, the IRS has delivered more than 95 million refunds worth $290 billion as of May 13. The average refund is $3,033. (Note: The filing deadline in 2022 is April 18, 2022; on March 29, 2021, the IRS announced that the filing deadline was extended to May 17,2021. The 2021 Filing Season began February 12, 2021; the 2022 Filing Season began January 24, 2022.)
Highlights of Filing Season Statistics for Week Ending May 13, 2022:
- Simply click on the Filing Season Statistics link if you cannot see the image above.
The next report for week ending Friday, May 20, is expected to be released by the IRS on Friday, May 27. We will share this report with you upon availability.
2021 and Prior Year Filing Season Statistics
You can access complete Filing Season Statistics weekly reports and other tax statistics 24/7 via the links provided below.
- IRS Prior Years (2010-2021) Filing Season Filing Statistics – shows complete cumulative and comparative totals from prior years (including the 2022 filing season)
- For other tax statistics, visit the Tax Statistics page. Produced by the Statistics of Income Division and other areas of the IRS, you’ll find a wide range of tables, articles, and data that describe and measure elements of the U.S. tax system
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