Tax Pro E-Filings Down 20 Percent

IRS.gov visits top 1 billion.

By Beth Bellor

With two long months to go in this pandemic-stretched tax season, all the key figures are down, down, down ... except visits to the IRS website, of course, and a flat spot for DIYers.

Will business pick up as states reopen? Or are the clients waiting in the wings the ones no one wants?

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The IRS had received 125.5 million individual income tax returns as of the week ending May 1, the latest data available, down 11 percent from the same period one year ago. It had processed 113.1 million returns, down 16.1 percent.

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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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