Where Your 2017 Taxes Went

Where Your Taxes Went

Where Your Taxes Went

This chart shows how each one of your income tax dollars was spent by the federal government in fiscal year 2017. Learn more.

Note: Our federal income taxes pay for everything from the military to education, from federal prisons to cancer research. There are other federal taxes you probably pay, too – like social security and Medicare taxes. But only income taxes are included in the tax dollar.

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