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The data includes the number of returns filed and processed during the tax year regardless of their return period.

The data for these statistics is available for download from the links at the bottom of the page.

Returns filed - Businesses 2007 to 2016

The graph has six lines, plotting the number of returns filed by businesses for tax types IR101, IR4, IR4J, IR6, IR7 and IR420 between 2007 and 2016

The graph has six lines, plotting the number of returns filed by businesses for tax types IR101, IR4, IR4J, IR6, IR7 and IR420 between 2007 and 2016.

The numbers of:

  • IR101s filed decreased by 2% (from 3,069,006 to 3,001,544)
  • IR4s filed increased by 18% (from 336,999 to 396,013)
  • IR4Js filed increased by 36% (from 243,755 to 330,636)
  • IR6s filed increased by 18% (from 222,163 to 263,144)
  • IR7s filed increased by 8% (from 144,104 to 155,676)
  • IR420s filed decreased by 26% (from 78,059 to 58,109).

Returns filed - Individuals 2007 to 2016

The graph has six lines, plotting the number of returns filed by individuals for tax types IR345, IR348, IR3, PTS, FS1 and IR526 between 2007 and 2016

The graph has six lines, plotting the number of returns filed by individuals for tax types IR345, IR348, IR3, PTS, FS1 and IR526 between 2007 and 2016.

The numbers of:

  • IR345s filed decreased by 3% (from 2,277,330 to 2,198,641)
  • IR348s filed remained constant up 0.4% (from 2,123,004 to 2,131,592)
  • IR3s filed increased by 13% (from 1,083,652 to 1,219,813)
  • Personal tax summaries issued grew by 64% (from 766,698 to 1,255,686)
  • FS1 registration forms decreased by 14% (from 459,278 to 393,413)
  • IR526s (personal tax rebates) claimed decreased by 7% (from 413,472 to 383,440).