Daily Tax Update - March 21, 2007

IRS RELEASES 2006 DATA BOOKThe IRS released its 2006 Data Book which describes activities conducted by the IRS from October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2006, and includes information about returns filed and taxes collected, enforcement, taxpayer assistance and the IRS budget and workforce.

  • According to the IRS, “During Fiscal Year (FY) 2006, the IRS collected more than $2.2 trillion in tax and processed over 228 million returns. Over 80 million returns, including 54.3 percent of individual income tax returns, were filed electronically in FY 2006. Over 108 million individual income tax return filers received tax refunds totaling $243 billion. In FY 2006, IRS spent an average of 42 cents to collect each $100 of tax revenue.”
  • The book can be accessed via: http://www.irs.gov/taxstats/article/0,,id=102174,00.html 

TAX BILLS INTRODUCED MARCH 20TH CAN BE ACCESSED VIA:
http://www.steptoe.com/assets/attachments/2920.pdf

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