2015 the District of Columbia Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in the District of Columbia paid $18,997 in federal income taxes in 2015. That's $6,018 more than the national average. See where that money went.

the District of Columbia
Health $5,449.11
* Includes $2,487.50 for Medicaid
* Includes $65.66 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $4,821.04
* Includes $1,032.70 for Military Personnel
* Includes $132.94 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $2,595.36
Unemployment and Labor $1,521.12
* Includes $113.38 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $43.04 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $1,127.05
* Includes $495.86 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $451.85 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $874.94
* Includes $541.51 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $51.73 for Federal Crop Insurance
Education $674.52
* Includes $224.67 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $159.32 for Elementary and Secondary Education
Government $551.64
* Includes $89.64 for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
* Includes $50.10 for Federal Prison System
Housing and Community $365.36
* Includes $70.94 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $13.51 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $303.48
* Includes $61.48 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $13.35 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $283.92
* Includes $56.45 for Diplomatic and consular programs
* Includes $49.21 for Global Health Programs
Transportation $220.19
* Includes $36.65 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $8.04 for Federal Aviation Administration
Science $209.26
* Includes $125.83 for NASA
* Includes $48.35 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $18,997
US AVERAGE $12,978

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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