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Tax montage armyThe gap between the rate of filing for 2018 and 2019 continued to close with the statistical report for the tax season through March 29. With this report, the number of efiled receipts reported to date, 87,288,000, was virtual unchanged from 87,328,000 for the season through March 30, 2018.

The number of returns received for the season reported to date, 92,861,000, was 1.4-percent lower than 94,139,000 for last year’s corresponding period. The pace resembles prior years in which year-to-year growth for total returns was registered at the end of the season.

Self-prepared efiles continued to lead growth. There were 39,858,000 to date, an increase of  2.3 percent from 38,954,000. The number of returns efiled by professionals, 47,430,000, was 2 percent down from 48,374,000.

There were 71,755,000 returns issued through March 29, down 2.2 percent from 73,396,000 a year. The average refund remained off .7 percent at $2,873 for the year reported to date. compared to $2,893 a year ago. The average has been trending down over the last few weeks.

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