2013 United States Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in the United States paid $11,715 in federal income taxes in 2013. See where that money went.

the United States
Military $3,174.25
* Includes $81.50 for Nuclear Weapons
Health $2,662.58
* Includes $1,139.00 for Medicaid
* Includes $42.86 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Unemployment and Labor $1,146.58
* Includes $72.05 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $30.78 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $592.00
* Includes $22.32 for Pensions
Food and Agriculture $591.12
* Includes $28.53 for WIC
Government $532.94
* Includes $53.50 for Border Protection
* Includes $29.72 for Federal Corrections
Housing and Community $467.70
* Includes $27.38 for Community Development Block Grant
* Includes $15.84 for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Education $237.97
* Includes $146.39 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $1.90 for Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Energy and Environment $217.25
* Includes $6.56 for National Forest System
International Affairs $177.29
* Includes $109.35 for Foreign Aid (non-military)
Transportation $159.35
* Includes $4.66 for Emergency Aid for Public Transportation
Science $131.29
* Includes $74.03 for NASA
Interest on Debt $1,624.68

TOTAL $11,715

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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