Pros handled 58 percent of e-filings.
By CPA Trendlines
After weeks of falling statistics, the 2016 filing season closed on positives in every category but one – .
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There were 136.53 million individual income tax returns filed by April 22, with the April 18 deadline falling within that week. The total returns received were up 1.7 percent from 2015. Total returns processed numbered 129.46 million, up 0.9 percent. That puts the processing rate to date at 94.8 percent.
E-filing receipts totaled 122.55 million, up 2.6 percent. Tax professionals prepared 70.86 million, up 0.5 percent, and 51.68 million were self-prepared, up 5.7 percent.