The Internal Revenue has released the following statistics comparing the 2011 and 2010 tax filing seasons, as of Dec. 31.

Category 2010 2011 Change

Individual returns received 142.5 million 145.3 million 2.0%

Returns filed electronically 98.7 million 112.2 million 13.6%

Money refunded $328.4 billion $318.5 billion -3.0%

Average refund $3,003 $2,913 -3.0%