2014 Massachusetts Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Massachusetts paid $16,788 in federal income taxes in 2014. That's $3,795 more than the national average. See where that money went.

Massachusetts
Military $4,529.16
* Includes $980.92 for Military Personnel
* Includes $114.72 for Nuclear Weapons
Health $4,446.17
* Includes $1,985.73 for Medicaid
* Includes $61.35 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Interest on Debt $2,569.46
Unemployment and Labor $1,415.59
* Includes $107.14 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $39.03 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $977.14
* Includes $423.89 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $381.53 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $831.44
* Includes $502.16 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $54.61 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $569.22
* Includes $78.86 for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
* Includes $44.49 for Federal Prison System
Education $424.59
* Includes $218.52 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $83.03 for Special Education
Transportation $312.99
* Includes $35.50 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $18.94 for Federal Aviation Administration
Energy and Environment $263.16
* Includes $18.80 for National Park Service
* Includes $13.58 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $252.43
* Includes $55.08 for Diplomatic and consular programs
* Includes $54.61 for Global Health Programs
Science $188.10
* Includes $109.07 for NASA
* Includes $46.03 for National Science Foundation
Housing and Community $8.55

TOTAL $16,788
US AVERAGE $12,992

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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