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Returns Up 30.5 Percent Over Prior Week

The Internal Revenue Service has received 45,271,000 returns for the tax season through February 26, a 30.5-percent increase from 34,693,000 reported the prior week. The numbers still lag behind 2020 as the recent statistics were for 15 filing days, as opposed to 33 days for the comparable period in 2020.

The returns were overwhelmingly from efiles which totaled 43,936,000 for the reported season to date, an increase of 30.7 percent from 33,615,000 for the week-earlier statistics.

The pace at which tax professionals efiles was substantially ahead of the self-prepared returns. There were 18,344,000 efiled returns from paid professionals, an increase of 43.2 percent over the prior report. There were 25,592,000 self-prepared efiles, a 23 percent rise from 20,802,000 a week earlier.

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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