Tax Filing Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: IRS
Research Date: February 1st, 2015

Ever wonder what percent of the population actually file their taxes? Or how many non-profit organizations are tax exempt? In 2014, $1.2 trillion dollars in taxes were paid by individuals while only $285 billion was paid by corporations.

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Tax Return Statistics
Type of Return Number of Returns Gross Collections
Individual Income Tax 147,103,375 $1,275,422,000,000
Corporate Income Tax 2,479,785 $285,482,000,000
Employment Taxes 30,533,289 $958,164,000,000
Excise Taxes 809,461 $46,632,000,000
Gift Tax 245,262 $3,094,000,000
Estate Tax 47,320 $21,583,000,000
Corporate Returns Data
Number of corporate filings with assets of $250 Million or more 14,752
Percent of total corporate net income for firms with $250 Million + 75.4 %
Number of partnership returns 3,146,006
Individual Tax Returns  
Number of tax returns with an Adjusted Gross Income of $1 Million or more 323,067
State with the highest number of AGI’s above $1 Million – California 44,027
State with the lowest number of AGI’s above $1 Million – Vermont 389
Median Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) $33,048
Top 1% AGI $380,354
Top 10% AGI $113,799
Bottom 10% AGI $5,942
Percent that claim standard deductions 64.4 %
Percent that claim itemized deductions 33.8 %
Percent that e-filed 75.7 %
Percent using paid prepares 57.7 %
Total amount of individual refunds $324.1 Billion
Average individual refund amount $2,902
Nonprofit Organizations  
Number of nonprofit returns 383,064
Assets controlled by nonprofit’s $3.796 Trillion
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