Summer 2017 Statistics of Income

SACRAMENTO — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the Summer 2017 Statistics of Income Bulletin is available on IRS.gov. 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:
• High-Income Tax Returns, Tax Year 2014 – For tax year 2014, there were almost 6.3 million individual income tax returns with incomes of $200,000 or more, accounting for 4.2 percent of all returns for the year, up from 5.6 million returns for tax year 2013.
• Corporate Foreign Tax Credit Study, Tax Year 2013 – For tax year 2013, some 6,542 corporations filing corporation income tax returns reported more than $118 billion in foreign tax credits. Firms in manufacturing industries accounted for 58 percent of all foreign tax credits. European countries accounted for 39.3 percent of taxable foreign-source income and 46 percent of current year foreign taxes.
• Individual Noncash Contributions, Tax Year 2014 – The number of individuals filing Form 8283 to claim a noncash charitable contribution rose to 8 million for tax year 2014, an increase of 3.9 percent over tax year 2013. Total donations reported increased 30.1 percent for 2014 to $60.4 billion. Of this total, more than half went to foundations ($18.9 billion) and large charitable organizations ($12.2 billion).