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2021 US Tax Tracker #4: Number of Returns Up 12%, Average Refund Up 2%

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Each year, the IRS reports tax return filings and refunds on a weekly basis. This year, the filing deadline was extended to May 17. In this report, we look at what has happened in the 2021 tax filing season, as of May 21, 2021.

This report covers the following:

  • Number of returns filed and processed, and total and average refunds returned, as of May 21, 2021
  • A comparison of 2021 tax filing season to 2020
  • Total annual refunds disbursed, 2016–2021

Click here to read our wrap-up report on the 2020 tax filing season.

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