2015 Iowa Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Iowa paid $9,485 in federal income taxes in 2015. That's $3,493 less than the national average. See where that money went.

Iowa
Health $2,720.68
* Includes $1,241.98 for Medicaid
* Includes $32.79 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $2,407.09
* Includes $515.62 for Military Personnel
* Includes $66.37 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,295.84
Unemployment and Labor $759.48
* Includes $56.61 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $21.49 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $562.72
* Includes $247.58 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $225.61 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $436.85
* Includes $270.37 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $25.83 for Federal Crop Insurance
Education $336.78
* Includes $112.17 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $79.55 for Elementary and Secondary Education
Government $275.43
* Includes $44.76 for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
* Includes $25.02 for Federal Prison System
Housing and Community $182.42
* Includes $35.42 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $6.74 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $151.53
* Includes $30.70 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $6.67 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $141.76
* Includes $28.19 for Diplomatic and consular programs
* Includes $24.57 for Global Health Programs
Transportation $109.94
* Includes $18.30 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $4.02 for Federal Aviation Administration
Science $104.48
* Includes $62.83 for NASA
* Includes $24.14 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $9,485
US AVERAGE $12,978

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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