(Better than watching the weather report..)
Did you know you can see up to date tax filing stats on the IRS website? You can see cumulative filing reports and comparisons to the same period a year before.
Tax Filings: As of March 22, 2019:
Over 84 million Individual Tax Teturns have been received.
81.5 million tax returns have been processed.
Out of those who e-file (almost 79 million), 37.3 million brave people do it themselves while 41.9 million were filed by tax professionals.
Refunds: As of March 22, 2019:
The IRS has issued refunds to 65.8 million tax filers (were you one?)
Total amount refunded to date is $191.894 BILLION
The average refund amount: $2,915
For more interesting numbers like these (by year), visit https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/filing-season-statistics-by-year