Tax tidbits to ponder:
* The average tax refund on returns filed for 2011 was $2,983.
* For this tax filing season, the IRS had 5,000 fewer employees than it had a year ago.
* In 1995, 114,000 IRS employees processed 205 million tax returns. This year, 91,000 employees will process 236 million returns.
* The IRS must update its computers with each tax law change. Between 2000 and 2010, Congress made 4,428 changes to the tax code. Or as I call it, full employment act for CPAs and attorneys.