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IRS Shows Returns Flat

Total tax returns received through March 10 were .1 percent lower than the number received by the Internal Revenue Service through March 11, 2022. But the number of efiles submitted for the same period were up 2 percent year-over-year, according to the latest numbers from the IR

The last three seasons have been unusual because of the pandemic’s impact on number of returns and deadlines, but one trend has held since the beginning of the 2023 season—the number of efiles from tax professionals rose while DIY efiles dropped.

Overall, t­here were 63,442,000 returns submitted for the season to date, compared to 63,474,000 in last year’s corresponding period.

Efiles rose 2 percent to 61,713,000 from 61,605,000 with 30,215,000 efiles submitted by pros up 3.1 percent from 29,303,000 a year ago. Self-submitted efiles continue to lag the 2022 season with the 31,498,000 down 2.1 percent from 32,302,000.

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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