Refund Amounts Remain Lower than 2018

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Cumulative through week ended March 29

Tax pros handling 54.3% of e-filings, down 2 points from year ago.

By Beth Bellor
CPA Trendlines Research

The pace of 2019 remains behind that of 2018 on most counts as the tax season stumbles to a close.

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The IRS had received 92.9 million individual income tax returns as of the week ending March 29, the last data available, down 1.4 percent from the same period last year. It had processed 90.3 million returns, down 2 percent.

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Beth Bellor

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Beth Bellor has served CPA Trendlines as a senior editor, researcher and production director since 2013. Her background includes a distinguished career in journalism, ranging from newspapers and magazines to books and new media.

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