The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released some initial statistics about the 2017 tax filing season. In the week ending April 21, 2017, the IRS received over 17 million tax returns, of which 13.6 million were e-filed. The last-minute surge brought the filing season total to 135.6 million, approximately the same as last year.
Some 97 million refunds were issued totaling $268.3 billion, or an average refund of $2,763. A slightly higher number of taxpayers filed extensions this year as compared to the last filing season, 11.6 million, of which 9.7 million were e-filed.
For additional statistics about the 2017 federal tax filing season, click here.