2014 California Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in California paid $15,558 in federal income taxes in 2014. That's $2,565 more than the national average. See where that money went.

California
Military $4,197.32
* Includes $909.06 for Military Personnel
* Includes $106.31 for Nuclear Weapons
Health $4,120.42
* Includes $1,840.24 for Medicaid
* Includes $56.85 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Interest on Debt $2,381.20
Unemployment and Labor $1,311.87
* Includes $99.29 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $36.17 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $905.55
* Includes $392.84 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $353.57 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $770.53
* Includes $465.37 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $50.61 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $527.52
* Includes $73.09 for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
* Includes $41.23 for Federal Prison System
Education $393.48
* Includes $202.51 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $76.94 for Special Education
Transportation $290.06
* Includes $32.90 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $17.55 for Federal Aviation Administration
Energy and Environment $243.87
* Includes $17.42 for National Park Service
* Includes $12.58 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $233.93
* Includes $51.04 for Diplomatic and consular programs
* Includes $50.61 for Global Health Programs
Science $174.32
* Includes $101.08 for NASA
* Includes $42.66 for National Science Foundation
Housing and Community $7.92

TOTAL $15,558
US AVERAGE $12,992

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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