Newsletters

IRS Reports More Refund Dollars Issued in FY 2023, IR-2024-115

Taxpayers received about $659 million in refunds during fiscal year 2023, representing a 2.7 percent increase in the amount of refunded to taxpayers in the previous fiscal year.

The refunds were on nearly $4.7 trillion in gross revenues collected by the Internal Revenue Service, which represents about 96 percent of the funding that supports federal government operations, the agency reported in its annual Data Book for fiscal year 2023, which was released April 18, 2024. This is down from more than $4.9 trillion in gross tax revenues in FY 2022.

Business income taxes declined in 2023 to nearly $457 billion in FY 2023 from nearly $476 billion in the previous fiscal year. Individual and estate and trust income taxes declined to nearly $2.6 trillion from just over $2.9 trillion. Employment taxes, estate and trust taxes, and excise and gift taxes all grew fiscal year-over-year.

More than 271.4 million tax returns and other forms were processed during FY 2023, the IRS reported. Of those, 163.1 million were individual tax returns. The report describes the 2023 filing season as “successful”.

Paid prepared filed more than 84 million individual tax returns electronically, and taxpayers file nearly 2.9 million returns using the IRS Free File program, the agency reported.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service reported it resolved 219,251 cases in FY 2023. The top five case types included:

On the compliance side, the IRS reported that for all returns from tax years 2013 through 2021, it examined 0.44 percent of individual returns filed and 0.74 percent of corporate returns filed. Additionally, the agency examined 8.7 percent of taxpayers filing individual returns reporting total positive income of $10 million or more. Isolating tax year 2019 (the most recent year outside the statute of limitations period), the examination rate was 11.0 percent.

In FY 2023, the IRS said it “closed 582,944 tax return audits, resulting in $31.9 billion in recommended additional tax.” Additionally, the agency “completed 2,584 criminal investigations” across three areas:

On the collections side, the IRS in FY 2024 collected more than $104.1 billion in unpaid assessments on returns filed with additional tax due, netting about $68.3 billion after credit transfers. It also assessed more than $25.6 billion in additional taxes for returns not filed timely and collected nearly $2.8 billion with delinquent returns.

By Gregory Twachtman, Washington News Editor

IR-2024-115

FL - Gas and Sulfur production tax rates for 2024-2025 announced

Florida has issued the severance tax rates for the production of gas and sulfur effective July 1, 2024, through June […]

Read More
FL - Gas and Sulfur production tax rates for 2024-2025 announced

No Further Funding Cuts For IRS In FY24

Other than a planned repurposing of Inflation Reduction Act supplemental funding, the Internal Revenue Service saw no other cuts as the President signed off on the resolution […]

Read More
No Further Funding Cuts For IRS In FY24

IRS Criminal Investigation Releases COVID Fraud Conviction Statistics, IR-2024-83

The IRS released statistics that showed 1,644 tax and money-laundering cases related to COVID fraud, totaling $9 billion investigated by the Criminal Investigation (CI). CI is the law enforcement […]

Read More
IRS Criminal Investigation Releases COVID Fraud Conviction Statistics, IR-2024-83

IRS Updates FAQ on Commercial Clean Vehicle Credits (FS-2024-14; IR-2024-111)

The IRS updated frequently asked questions (FAQ) on New, Previously Owned and Qualified Commercial Clean Vehicle Credits. These FAQs provide guidance on how the Inflation Reduction […]

Read More
IRS Updates FAQ on Commercial Clean Vehicle Credits (FS-2024-14; IR-2024-111)

2024 Foreign Housing Expense Amounts Released, Notice 2024-31

KPMG TaxNewsFlash – United States March 20, 2024 The IRS today released Notice 2024-31 [PDF 156 KB] providing the adjustments to the limitation on housing expenses, under […]

Read More
2024 Foreign Housing Expense Amounts Released, Notice 2024-31

Energy Efficient Property and Improvement Rebate Guidance Issued, Announcement 2024-19; IR-2024-97

The IRS has issued an announcement that addresses the federal income tax treatment of amounts paid for the purchase of energy efficient property and improvements. Taxpayers who […]

Read More
Energy Efficient Property and Improvement Rebate Guidance Issued, Announcement 2024-19; IR-2024-97

IRS Wraps Up Dirty Dozen, Warns of Bogus Tax Avoidance Strategies (IR-2024-105)

The IRS has wrapped up the 2024 Dirty Dozen campaign, with a warning to taxpayers to beware of promoters selling bogus tax avoidance strategies. Promoters have been peddling elaborate bogus schemes to […]

Read More
IRS Wraps Up Dirty Dozen, Warns of Bogus Tax Avoidance Strategies (IR-2024-105)

IRS Releases Major Filing Numbers Showing Service Improvements, IR-2024-109

Reflecting on the 2024 tax filing season, the IRS released major filing numbers for the season. The agency highlighted a variety of improvements that dramatically expanded service for millions of taxpayers during […]

Read More
IRS Releases Major Filing Numbers Showing Service Improvements, IR-2024-109

FL - Tax rate on commercial rentals reduced from 4.5% to 2% effective june 1, 2024

Effective June 1, 2024, the Florida sales tax rate imposed on the total rent charged for renting, leasing, letting, or […]

Read More
FL - Tax rate on commercial rentals reduced from 4.5% to 2% effective june 1, 2024

FL - Solid mineral tax rates for 2024 announced

Florida has released the severance tax rates on the production of heavy minerals and other solid minerals for 2024. From […]

Read More
FL - Solid mineral tax rates for 2024 announced