Efiles for the 57 days ended April 9 totaled 95,562,000, compared to 96,798,000 for the 75 days ended April 10, 2020. There were 100,915,000 total returns as of the most recent report, a decline of 3 percent from 103,986,000 a year earlier.
For the first time, efiles from tax professionals had greater improvement than the self-prepared category. There were 49,947,000 returns from paid preparers as of April 9, off 1.1 percent from 50,511,000 in last year’s corresponding period
Self-prepared returns reached 45,615,000, a drop of 1.5 percent from 46,287,000.
The Internal Revenue Service has issued 67,727,000 refunds for the season to date, 12.3-percent behind 77,252,000 received through April 10, last year.