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Q: number U.S. taxpayers 2003 ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: number U.S. taxpayers 2003
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: didom-ga
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Posted: 28 Jul 2004 17:50 PDT
Expires: 27 Aug 2004 17:50 PDT
Question ID: 380531
What is the number of individuals who  paid all forms of U.S. taxes in 2003?

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 28 Jul 2004 17:56 PDT
Are you asking about the number of people who filed individual income
tax returns in 2003?  If so, this is answerable.

If you're asking about the number who paid ANY kind of tax -- sales
tax, gasoline excise tax, etc. then it pretty much is the entire
population of the US over, say, six years old, along with many
visitors to this country, but I doubt an actual statistic is

Let me know what you're after.


Clarification of Question by didom-ga on 29 Jul 2004 17:22 PDT
limit the question to those who pay income tax

Subject: Re: number U.S. taxpayers 2003
Answered By: taxmama-ga on 30 Jul 2004 04:58 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear Fred,

Here is the information IRS is reporting for fiscal year 2003:

Total Individual Returns filed                    130,728,360
Total Estate & Trust Income Tax Returns filed       3,688,043
Total Partnership Returns filed                     2,380,618
Total Corporate Returns Filed                       5,890,821
Total Estate Tax Returns Filed                         91,679
Total Gift Tax Returns Filed                          287,456
Total Employment Tax Returns Filed                 29,916,033
Total Tax Exempt Organization Returns filed           789,381
Total Excise Tax Returns filed                        812,483

To see this information broken down by state, and some additional information
and footnotes, you can read this report:
Number of Returns Filed by Type of State, Fiscal Year 2003, issued in March 2004 

Search method - I went to the IRS site and clicked on Tax Stats,
then, selected the Statistical Overview option,,id=97302,00.html

You'll find all kinds of free IRS statistics on their site. 
You can really get lost in all the information there.,,id=97302,00.html

Incidentally, if you are writing an article, if you are a reporter, 
IRS's public affairs officers (Communications, I think they call it)
are very helpful. 

Best wishes

Your TaxMama-ga
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