2015 Colorado Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Colorado paid $12,930 in federal income taxes in 2015. That's $48 less than the national average. See where that money went.

Colorado
Health $3,708.85
* Includes $1,693.08 for Medicaid
* Includes $44.69 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $3,281.36
* Includes $702.89 for Military Personnel
* Includes $90.48 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,766.49
Unemployment and Labor $1,035.32
* Includes $77.17 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $29.30 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $767.11
* Includes $337.50 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $307.55 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $595.51
* Includes $368.57 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $35.21 for Federal Crop Insurance
Education $459.10
* Includes $152.92 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $108.44 for Elementary and Secondary Education
Government $375.47
* Includes $61.01 for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
* Includes $34.10 for Federal Prison System
Housing and Community $248.68
* Includes $48.29 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $9.19 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $206.56
* Includes $41.85 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $9.09 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $193.24
* Includes $38.43 for Diplomatic and consular programs
* Includes $33.50 for Global Health Programs
Transportation $149.87
* Includes $24.94 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $5.47 for Federal Aviation Administration
Science $142.43
* Includes $85.65 for NASA
* Includes $32.91 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $12,930
US AVERAGE $12,978

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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