This series includes the number of businesses (with no paid employees) and total receipts.
NES data tables are available in data.census.gov from 2012 to the current reference year and in print publication from 1997-2004. Due to American FactFinder being retired in March 2020, data tables are not available from 2005-2011; however data from 1997 to the current reference year can be downloaded NES Datasets page.
Data User Notice for 2020 NES (August 17, 2023):
The 2020 Nonemployer Statistics estimates were released on August 17, 2023. These estimates are sourced from tax return data that the Census Bureau receives from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The 2020 tax return filing and processing period took place during a global pandemic. To help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, the IRS adjusted the tax filing deadline for all Federal income tax returns from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. In addition, IRS offices continued to work through a backlog of returns that accumulated when many IRS offices were closed or operating with limited staff during the COVID-19 outbreak. In an effort to capture the most complete snapshot of nonemployers for the 2020 reference year, processing and publication of the 2020 Nonemployer Statistics were delayed by approximately one year.
Processing of the 2021 tax return data is also delayed. As a result, we tentatively plan to release the 2021 Nonemployer Statistics estimates in the spring of 2024.
For more information, please see the Special Note for 2019 and 2020 Reference Years on the Nonemployer Statistics Methodology page.
If you have any questions please contact Business Statistics Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-763-2580.