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2009 Filing Season Statistics

Cumulative amounts through the month ending April 30, 2008 and April 30, 2009

  2008 2009 Percentage Change1
Individual Income Tax Returns
Total returns received 12,993,000 12,793,000 -1.5%
Paper returns received 3,259,000 2,797,000 -14%
e-file returns received:
Total 9,734,000 9,996,000 +2.7%
Tax professionals 7,706,000 7,711,000 +0.065%
Self-prepared / commercial software 1,823,000 2,002,000 +9.8%
CalFile 189,000 223,000 +18%
ReadyReturn 10,800 60,400 +460%
Individual Income Tax Refunds
Total refunds:
Number 8,100,000 8,400,000 +3.7%
Amount $5,872,720,000 $6,614,275,000 +13%
Average refund $724 $789 +9.0%
Total direct deposit refunds:
Number 4,211,000 4,556,000 +8.2%
Amount $3,749,631,000 $4,209,078,000 +12%
Average refund $890 $924 +3.8%
Business Entity Tax Returns
Total returns received 572,000 661,000 +16%
Paper returns received 446,200 476,700 +6.8%
e-file returns received:
Total 125,800 184,300 +47%
Form 100 20,600 29,400 +43%
Form 100S 56,200 82,000 +46%
Form 565 24,400 33,900 +39%
Form 568 24,600 39,000 +59%
Website visits
Visits to ftb.ca.gov 5,297,000 6,835,000 +29%

1 Rounded to two significant figures.