That compares to the report for the season through March 13 when it was reported DIY returns were up 2.9 percent.
The 84,222,000 individual returns received by the agency through March 22, were .2 percent higher than the 84,075,000 filed through March 20, 2019
Efiled returns were up .6 percent to 79,688,000 from 79,236,000 in last year’s corresponding period. Returns efiled by paid preparers remained below the 2019 total with 41,003,000 submitted for the year reported to-date, down 2.2 percent from 41,911,000. Self-prepared returns rose to 38,685,000 from 37,325,000 a year ago.
The number of refunds remained behind last year’s pace with the 65,097,000 issued to date down 1.1 percent from 65,836,000.