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Returns Slightly Above 2021

The latest weekly statistical filing report from the Internal Revenue Service report shows the total number of returns for the season through June 12 less than half a percent higher than the yea-ago season through July 17. There were 152,465,000 returns field for the year to date compared to 151,782,000 through last year’s extended deadline.

 It is the latest news from the IRS whose statistics cover two tax seasons with different filing deadlines. The compared periods have the number of efiles down 1.8 percent to 140,860,000 from 143,379,000.

The difference stems from a self-prepared efiles. There were 64,984,000 through June 11,  off 6.6 percent from  69,573,000 at the end of the 2020 filing season Tax professionals submitted 75,876,000 returns, up 2.8 percent from 73,806,000 for the year-ago period. This may reflected individuals who did were not required to file a return but last year filed to receive government funds.

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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