2015 Louisiana Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Louisiana paid $11,519 in federal income taxes in 2015. That's $1,459 less than the national average. See where that money went.

Louisiana
Health $3,304.11
* Includes $1,508.32 for Medicaid
* Includes $39.82 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $2,923.28
* Includes $626.19 for Military Personnel
* Includes $80.61 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,573.72
Unemployment and Labor $922.34
* Includes $68.75 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $26.10 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $683.40
* Includes $300.67 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $273.99 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $530.53
* Includes $328.35 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $31.36 for Federal Crop Insurance
Education $409.00
* Includes $136.23 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $96.61 for Elementary and Secondary Education
Government $334.49
* Includes $54.35 for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
* Includes $30.38 for Federal Prison System
Housing and Community $221.54
* Includes $43.02 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $8.19 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $184.02
* Includes $37.28 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $8.09 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $172.16
* Includes $34.23 for Diplomatic and consular programs
* Includes $29.84 for Global Health Programs
Transportation $133.52
* Includes $22.22 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $4.88 for Federal Aviation Administration
Science $126.89
* Includes $76.30 for NASA
* Includes $29.32 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $11,519
US AVERAGE $12,978

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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