2018 Tax Data

2018 Tax Data

• During Fiscal Year 2018, the IRS collected nearly $3.5 trillion,
processed more than 250 million tax returns and other forms, and
issued almost $464 billion in tax refunds.
• Close to 58 million taxpayers were assisted by calling or visiting
an IRS office.
• The use of IRS website,, continued to grow with almost
608.8 million visits.
• Of the taxpayers who participated in the 2018 Comprehensive
Taxpayer Attitude Survey, 85% said it is not at all acceptable to
cheat on their income taxes, and nearly all (95%) believe it is a
civic duty to pay their fair share of taxes. Additionally, most
taxpayers (80%) are satisfied with their potential interactions
with the IRS.

The IRS Data Book is published annually by the IRS and contains statistical tables and organizational information on a fiscal year basis. The report provides data on collecting the revenue, issuing refunds, enforcing the law, assisting the taxpayer, and the budget and workforce.

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