Federal Individual Income Tax Returns--

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 473):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 22 rows and 6 columns.

4,973 represents 4,973,000. For tax years. Based on a sample of returns, see source and Appendix III. Minus sign (-) indicates decrease


  1. Includes only the portion of capital losses allowable in the calculation of adjusted gross
    income. Only $3,000 of net capital loss per return ($1,500 for married filing separately) are
    allowed to be included in negative total income. Any excess is carried forward to future years.
  2. Net operating loss is a carryover of the loss from a business when taxable income
    from a prior year was less than zero.
  3. Other net loss represents losses reported on Form 1040, line 21, except net operating loss
    and the foreign-earned income exclusion.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.