Interactive Data

Your Tax Receipt

How did the federal government spend your federal income tax dollars? Click and find out.


What if you could choose to allocate your tax dollars differently, in a way that reflects your personal budget priorities?  In three easy steps, estimate how much your state, city, congressional district, or county paid towards federal programs, choose what you would provide instead, and share your plan.

Faces of the Federal Budget

The Faces of the Budget project tells the story of the federal budget through ordinary folks’ personal experience. We’re illustrating all the ways the federal budget touches people’s lives – and what they think about budget decisions being made in Washington D.C.

Cost of National Security

What counts as national security depends on your perspective. Our embeddable counters track how much the U.S. spends on a variety of programs that protect our future, from military to food assistance. Do our nation's spending choices align with your priorities?