How's this Tax Season Going? Mixed Signals.

Depending on who you ask, you might get confusing answers about whether this tax filing season has been better or worse overall than last year.

According to Kelly “taxgirl” Erb at Forbes, the numbers look down — fewer filings, lower refunds. Read taxgirl’s review of the season’s vital stats.

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig remains quite upbeat, though — he cites record-breaking metrics logged within the first few hours of the season’s opening. It’s his first season as head of the IRS, Read more about what Commissioner Rettig has to say.