2014 the United States Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in the United States paid $12,992 in federal income taxes in 2014. See where that money went.

the United States
Military $3,505.05
* Includes $759.12 for Military Personnel
* Includes $88.78 for Nuclear Weapons
Health $3,440.83
* Includes $1,536.73 for Medicaid
* Includes $47.48 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Interest on Debt $1,988.47
Unemployment and Labor $1,095.50
* Includes $82.91 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $30.20 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $756.20
* Includes $328.04 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $295.26 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $643.44
* Includes $388.61 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $42.26 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $440.51
* Includes $61.03 for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
* Includes $34.43 for Federal Prison System
Education $328.58
* Includes $169.11 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $64.25 for Special Education
Transportation $242.22
* Includes $27.48 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $14.66 for Federal Aviation Administration
Energy and Environment $203.65
* Includes $14.55 for National Park Service
* Includes $10.51 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $195.35
* Includes $42.62 for Diplomatic and consular programs
* Includes $42.26 for Global Health Programs
Science $145.57
* Includes $84.41 for NASA
* Includes $35.62 for National Science Foundation
Housing and Community $6.62

TOTAL $12,992

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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