IRS Releases Individual Tax Payer Identification Usage

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Publication: JJChronicles.com

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Individual Taxpayer Identification Number Use as Provided by the Internal Revenue Service to J.J. Chronicles.com 
Year Number Assigned  
Year Number Used 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003   Total
1996 39,749 734,386 70,101 22,089 12,258 8,418 6,486 2,316   895,803
1997 36,928 905,135 324,286 55,440 33,898 21,665 14,776 5,059   1,397,187
1998 22,965 528,380 256,428 223,893 75,227 61,129 41,484 11,037   1,220,543
1999 21,966 475,626 214,554 274,698 292,856 139,248 141,271 31,870   1,592,089
2000 22,615 472,474 203,756 263,895 402,086 435,001 309,460 129,398   2,238,685
2001 30,886 661,471 300,388 376,952 563,649 805,126 804,586 257,210   3,800,268
2002 28,218 597,315 259,743 326,789 494,228 710,917 995,761 597,513   4,010,484
2003 25,670 538,811 225,331 283,111 426,100 621,181 888,888 792,541   3,801,633
Unknown 1,828 44,304 10,459 4,911 3,350 2,637 2,036 794   70,319
Total Per Year 232,821 4,959,899 1,867,044 1,833,777 2,305,652 2,807,323 3,206,750 1,829,741   19,027,011
This is a usage count.
Individual Tax Payer Identification Number By Income      
Total Personal Income 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003      
0> 1,036 60,831 21,424 14,848 16,123 13,931 10,736 7,227   146,156 0.77%
0 to $16,999 93,813 2,517,576 653,879 568,926 711,363 710,078 1,162,436 691,767   7,109,838 37.37%
$17,000 to $24,999 54,809 1,408,261 373,794 365,561 384,652 422,979 788,647 465,048   4,263,751 22.41%
Total 149,658 3,986,668 1,049,097 949,335 1,112,138 1,146,988 1,961,819 1,164,042   11,519,745 60.54%
Percent of Total 64.28% 80.38% 56.19% 51.77% 48.24% 40.86% 61.18% 63.62%   60.54%  
                       
$25,000 to $34,999 33,783 1,002,684 301,765 297,782 308,528 329,583 516,108 290,473   3,080,706 16.19%
$35,000 to $49,999 17,130 561,236 202,385 198,089 203,641 209,334 260,885 138,715   1,791,415 9.42%
Total 50,913 1,563,920 504,150 495,871 512,169 538,917 776,993 429,188   4,872,121 25.61%
Percent of Total 21.87% 31.53% 27.00% 27.04% 22.21% 19.20% 24.23% 23.46%   25.61%  
                       
$50,000 to $74,999 5,928 214,241 126,622 139,159 146,023 147,993 147,226 73,590   1,000,782 5.26%
$75,000 tp $99,000 1,618 54,154 54,172 64,375 70,925 69,436 63,353 30,307   408,340 2.15%
100000+ 4,677 99,692 100,961 107,261 112,417 109,398 95,201 46,464   676,071 3.55%
Total 12,223 368,087 281,755 310,795 329,365 326,827 305,780 150,361   2,085,193 10.96%
Percent of Total 5.25% 7.42% 15.09% 16.95% 14.29% 11.64% 9.54% 8.22%   10.96%  
                       
ITIN'S Catagorized by Income/ITIN's Used* 91.40% 119.33% 98.28% 95.76% 84.73% 71.70% 94.94% 95.29%   97.11%  
                       
Total  Classified * 212,794 5,918,675 1,835,002 1,756,001 1,953,672 2,012,732 3,044,592 1,743,591   18,477,059  
The total classified varies from total used because an ITIN can be used by more than one person on the same return.  For example, children can be identified by the parents ITIN, according to the IRS
 
Child Tax and Addition Child Tax Credits
Year Number Assigned         Credits Per %
  1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003   Tax Year Of 
1996 716 15,487 16,176 19,643 13,102 3,663 5,856 2,031   76,674 0.40%
1997 2,867 61,632 35,405 49,713 35,291 25,883 13,524 4,592   228,907 1.20%
1998 19,642 532,721 249,487 212,814 122,062 106,630 38,315 10,354   1,292,025 6.79%
1999 18,575 470,855 207,975 260,990 277,244 161,468 130,284 29,799   1,557,190 8.18%
2000 19,180 486,433 198,182 250,450 337,694 322,496 286,722 120,242   2,021,399 10.62%
2001 27,852 839,502 294,577 366,024 44,569 526,806 767,242 239,429   3,106,001 16.32%
2002 25,318 772,829 253,851 316,042 386,894 459,274 354,792 573,683   3,142,683 16.52%
2003 22,894 711,317 219,289 272,274 330,228 395,234 844,248 761,748   3,557,232 18.70%
Total Tax Credits For ITIN Assigned 137,044 3,890,776 1,474,942 1,747,950 1,547,084 2,001,454 2,440,983 1,741,878   14,982,111 79%
  58.86% 78.44% 79.00% 95.32% 67.10% 71.29% 76.12% 95.20%      
Credits for Child Tax Credit was over $4.3 billion between 1996 and 2003 and there was an additional $4.6 billion for Additional child Tax Credit.
Number can be less than assigned as ITIN can be used more than once on each return.
Return Counts by Balance Due and Refund Range      
Refunds Received 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003      
Balance Due 14,811 517,167 241,046 231,084 247,233 259,366 287,539 153,949   1,952,195 10.26% 10.26%
Even 8,016 345,402 127,883 99,702 128,214 117,530 135,699 85,060   1,047,506 5.51% 5.51%
<500 29,236 1,132,349 357,501 320,486 391,559 384,815 625,904 363,673   3,605,523 18.95% 18.95%
$500 to $1,499 30,362 1,263,069 506,724 487,654 537,957 572,915 990,495 585,150   4,974,326 26.14%  
$1,500 to $2,499 16,914 795,430 285,842 194,902 313,149 332,311 548,764 305,183   2,792,495 14.68% 52.78%
$2,500 to $4,999 10,543 658,004 249,569 253,766 263,349 271,852 369,879 199,019   2,275,981 11.96%  
$5,000 to $9,999 835 69,746 51,991 54,508 57,911 59,124 72,211 42,565   408,891 2.15%  
>$10,000 280 19,969 14,446 13,899 14,300 14,222 14,101 8,992   100,209 0.53% 2.68%
                       
  88,170 3,938,567 1,466,073 1,325,215 1,578,225 1,635,239 2,621,354 1,504,582   14,157,425 74.41%
  37.87% 79.41% 78.52% 72.27% 68.45% 58.25% 81.74% 82.23%      
 
Return Counts By Filing Status          
  1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003   Total All years  
Single 22,492 508,192 204,481 185,681 268,561 327,304 385,913 238,169   2,140,793 11.25% 11.25%
Married Filing Jointly 131,624 2,903,699 1,175,558 1,188,101 1,415,150 1,718,967 1,808,160 1,001,453   11,342,712 59.61%  
Married Filing Single 2,993 394,517 134,036 83,286 146,776 95,797 93,994 93,994   1,045,393 5.49% 66.29%
Head of Household 55,040 949,361 287,309 273,352 343,056 499,145 728,914 728,914   3,865,091 20.31% 20.31%
Widow With Dependent Child 39 1,055 393 244 346 357 406 406   3,246 0.02%  
Married Filing Separate With Spouse Not Required 1,255 44,582 33,581 26,005 32,815 33,091 27,206 27,206   225,741 1.19% included above
                       
  213,443 4,801,406 1,835,358 1,756,669 2,206,704 2,674,661 3,044,593 2,090,142   18,622,976 97.88%
  91.68% 96.80% 98.30% 95.80% 95.71% 95.27% 94.94% 114.23%