There were 115,961,000 returns received through April 17, down 15.15 percent from 137,233,000 for the season through April 19, 2019. Total efiles were down by 16.1 percent with returns efiled by paid professionals falling increasingly off the year-earier totals
There were 105,991,000 efiles for the year-date, down from 126,264,000. That’s drop of 20 million returns.
Efiles from professional preparers down to 53,651,000 for the season through April 27, a decline of 23.9 percent from70,476,000 in last year’s corresponding period. Self-prepared efiles dropped to 52,340,000, off 6.1 percent from 55,788,000.
The number of refunds issued fell 15 percent to 81,349,000 from 95,737,000 for the period ended April 19 last year. Average return rose to $2,818, an increase of 3.4 percent from $2,275.