2015 Massachusetts Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Massachusetts paid $17,338 in federal income taxes in 2015. That's $4,359 more than the national average. See where that money went.

Massachusetts
Health $4,973.24
* Includes $2,270.27 for Medicaid
* Includes $59.93 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $4,400.02
* Includes $942.52 for Military Personnel
* Includes $121.33 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $2,368.71
Unemployment and Labor $1,388.28
* Includes $103.48 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $39.28 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $1,028.63
* Includes $452.56 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $412.39 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $798.53
* Includes $494.22 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $47.21 for Federal Crop Insurance
Education $615.62
* Includes $205.05 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $145.41 for Elementary and Secondary Education
Government $503.47
* Includes $81.81 for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
* Includes $45.73 for Federal Prison System
Housing and Community $333.46
* Includes $64.75 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $12.33 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $276.98
* Includes $56.11 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $12.18 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $259.12
* Includes $51.52 for Diplomatic and consular programs
* Includes $44.92 for Global Health Programs
Transportation $200.96
* Includes $33.45 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $7.34 for Federal Aviation Administration
Science $190.99
* Includes $114.84 for NASA
* Includes $44.13 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $17,338
US AVERAGE $12,978

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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