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Editor: William Byrnes
Texas A&M University
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Monday, June 4, 2018

SOI Tax Stats - SOI Bulletin: Spring 2018

The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the Spring 2018 Statistics of Income Bulletin is now available on The Statistics of Income (SOI) Division produces the online Bulletin quarterly, providing the most recent data available from various tax and information returns filed by U.S. taxpayers. This issue includes articles on the following topics:

  • Individual Income Tax Returns, Preliminary Data, Tax Year 2016: For Tax Year 2016, taxpayers filed 150.3 million U.S. individual income tax returns, a decrease of 0.2 percent from the 150.6 million returns filed for Tax Year 2015.  For 2016, adjusted gross income (AGI) only increased 0.1 percent to $10.2 trillion. This small increase in AGI reflected minor increases in salaries and wages (1.5 percent) and taxable pensions and annuities (0.4 percent) along with declines in partnership and S corporation net income less loss (1.1 percent) and net capital gains (11.7 percent).

  • Partnership Returns, Tax Year 2015: The number of partnerships in the United States continued to increase for Tax Year 2015. Partnerships filed more than 3.7 million returns for the year, representing more than 27 million partners. The real estate and leasing sector contained almost half of all partnerships (49.7 percent) and over a quarter of all partners (29.2 percent).

SOI Bulletin articles are available for download at

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