The IRS processed more than 126 million tax returns from individual filers during tax season. A look at the numbers through filing season.
—Refunds: 92 million.
—Average refund: $2,711.
—Total amount of refunds: $249 billion.
—Calls to IRS help lines: 50 million.
—Calls handled by automated phone system: 30 million.
—Callers seeking to talk to a person: 20 million.
—Callers reaching a person: 37 per cent.
—Average time on hold: 23 minutes.
—Callers disconnected by IRS: 8.8 million.
—Returns from taxpayers who had health insurance: 94 million.
—Taxpayers receiving subsidies to help pay health premiums: 2.6 million.
—Total amount of subsidies claimed: $7.7 billion.
—Taxpayers who paid fines for not having insurance: 6.6 million.
—Average fine: $190.
Source: National Taxpayer Advocate.