Income Tax Return Stats for 2012 Tax Season

The following graphs and tables provide statistics on the number of T1 tax returns processed at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) during the Canadian Flag (Padgett)2012 tax-filing season; the total number, amount, and average refund by cheque or by direct deposit; the total number, amount, and average of the debit returns; and the total number of nil returns.

Returns by filing method

Total returns assessed – from 2012-02-13 to 2013-01-25

Filing Method Number of Returns Percentage of Total
EFILE

11,757,467

43%

NETFILE

5,568,847

20%

TELEFILE

321,033

1%

Total – electronic

17,647,347

64%

Paper

9,767,536

36%

Total – all methods

27,414,883

100%

Electronic filing methods

EFILE is a service that lets authorized service providers send tax return information to us over the Internet.

NETFILE allows you to file your tax return directly to the CRA over the Internet.

TELEFILE is an interactive computer program that allows eligible taxpayers to electronically file their tax return using a touch-tone telephone.

Returns by results

Returns assessed – from 2012-02-13 to 2013-01-25

Number of Returns Total Dollar Value Average Amount per Return Percentage of Refund
Refund – cheque

8,621,685

$14,611,594,286

$1,695

54%

Refund – direct deposit

7,444,779

$12,197,719,475

$1,638

46%

Refund – Total

16,066,464

$26,809,313,760

$1669

Balance Owing

4,296,416

$21,685,178,068

$5047

Nil Return

7,052,003

n/a

n/a

 

The following information was provided by CRA

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