Thursday, April 21, 2011
IRS Announced Late Surge Of E-Filed Returns Pushed Total Number Above 100 Million
Hours before the April 18 filing deadline, IRS announced that a late surge of e-filed returns pushed the total number of such returns above 100 million. (IR 2011-46) This marks a record for the most e-filed returns during a filing season. The total of e-filed returns was nearly 101 million, which represents an 8.8% increase over the figure for 2010. For all of calendar year 2010, IRS received 98.7 million e-filed returns. The agency also reminded taxpayers that e-file and Free File remain available for those filing with a six-month extension.