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Internal Revenue Service Statistics

The following table shows IRS statistics that include population, tax per capita, number of employees, total collections, and income from 1970 to 2007.

  2007 2006 2005 2004 2002 2001 2000 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1970  
U.S. population (in
 thousands)
303,424 300,592 297,560 294,721 289,437 285,791 283,212 266,210 263,717 261,348 259,015 256,219 252,901 204,878  
Number of IRS employees 92,033 91,717 94,269 98,735 100,229 97,707 97,074 106,642 112,024 110,665 113,352 116,673 115,628 68,683  
Cost to govt. of collecting
 $100 in taxes
$0.40 $0.42 $0.44 $0.48 $0.45 $0.41 $0.39 $0.49 $0.54 $0.57 $0.60 $0.58 $0.56 $0.45  
Tax per capita $8,871 $8,379 $7,625 $6,848.87 $6,967.40 $7,448.90 $7,404.04 $5,584.11 $5,216.70 $4,884.17 $4,543.33 $4,374.38 $4,343.84 $955.31  
Collections by principal sources (in thousands of dollars)
 Total IRS collections $2,691,537 $2,518,680 $2,268,895 $2,018,502,103 $2,016,627,269 $2,128,831,182 $2,096,916,925 $1,486,546,674 $1,375,731,835 $1,276,466,776 $1,176,685,625 $1,120,799,558 $1,086,851,401 $195,722,096  
 Income and profits taxes                              
  Individual $1,366,241,437 $1,236,259,371 $1,107,500,994 $990,248,760 $1,037,733,908 $1,178,209,880 1,137,077,702 $745,313,276 $675,779,337 $619,819,153 $585,774,159 $557,723,156 $546,876,876 $103,651,585  
  Corporation $395,535,825 $380,924,573 $307,094,837 $230,619,359 $211,437,773 $186,731,643 $235,654,894 $189,054,791 $174,422,173 $154,204,684 $131,547,509 $117,950,796 $113,598,569 $35,036,983  
 Employment taxes $849,732,729 $814,819,218 $771,441,662 $717,247,296 $688,077,238 $682,222,895 $639,651,814 $492,365,178 $465,405,305 $443,831,352 $411,510,516 $400,080,904 $384,451,220 $37,449,188  
 Estate and gift taxes $26,977,953 $28,687,525 $25,605,531 $25,579,462 $27,241,515 $29,247,916 $29,721,620 $17,591,817 $15,144,394 $15,606,793 $12,890,965 $11,479,116 $11,473,141 $3,680,076  
 Alcohol taxes (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) $4,746,382  
 Tobacco taxes (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) $2,094,212  
 Excise taxes $53,049,612 $57,989,543 $57,252,098 $54,807,225 $52,136,835 $52,418,848 $54,810,895 $42,221,611 $44,980,627 $43,004,794 $34,962,476 $33,565,587 $30,451,596 $2,380,609  
NOTE: For fiscal year ending Sept. 30th.
1. Alcohol and tobacco tax collections are now collected and reported by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
Source: 2007 IRS Data Book.

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