2015 Kentucky Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Kentucky paid $8,541 in federal income taxes in 2015. That's $4,437 less than the national average. See where that money went.

Kentucky
Health $2,449.90
* Includes $1,118.37 for Medicaid
* Includes $29.52 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $2,167.53
* Includes $464.30 for Military Personnel
* Includes $59.77 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,166.87
Unemployment and Labor $683.89
* Includes $50.98 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $19.35 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $506.72
* Includes $222.94 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $203.15 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $393.37
* Includes $243.46 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $23.26 for Federal Crop Insurance
Education $303.26
* Includes $101.01 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $71.63 for Elementary and Secondary Education
Government $248.02
* Includes $40.30 for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
* Includes $22.53 for Federal Prison System
Housing and Community $164.27
* Includes $31.90 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $6.07 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $136.45
* Includes $27.64 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $6.00 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $127.65
* Includes $25.38 for Diplomatic and consular programs
* Includes $22.13 for Global Health Programs
Transportation $98.00
* Includes $16.48 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $3.62 for Federal Aviation Administration
Science $94.08
* Includes $56.57 for NASA
* Includes $21.74 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $8,541
US AVERAGE $12,978

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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