The IRS announced that more than 122 million tax returns were electronically filed (e-filed) during 2013. More than 45.2 million returns were prepared and e-filed by taxpayers from their home computer; up from 43.2 million a year ago, while e-filed returns from tax professionals increased slightly, totaling more than 77 million returns. During 2013, the IRS issued more than 109 million refunds worth almost $300 billion (average refund $2,744), with almost 77% of refund recipients choosing direct deposit (average deposit $2,925). Furthermore, www.irs.gov has been accessed more than 430 million times, up almost 24% compared to the same time last year. News Release IR-2013-94 .