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By TIMES WIRES
Published February 12, 2007


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What percentage of American taxpayers get refunds from their federal income tax filings?

In 2005, two of every five taxpayers got money back. The IRS received 226.6-million total tax returns for that year.

Of these, 109-million received refunds totaling $270-billion. The IRS collected a total of $2.27-trillion that year.

Compiled from Times staff and wires. To submit a question, e-mail answers@tampabay.com or call 727 893-8179, toll-free 1-800-333-7505, ex. 8179.

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