2015 Mississippi Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Mississippi paid $8,374 in federal income taxes in 2015. That's $4,604 less than the national average. See where that money went.

Mississippi
Health $2,402.00
* Includes $1,096.51 for Medicaid
* Includes $28.95 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $2,125.14
* Includes $455.22 for Military Personnel
* Includes $58.60 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,144.05
Unemployment and Labor $670.52
* Includes $49.98 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $18.97 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $496.81
* Includes $218.58 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $199.18 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $385.68
* Includes $238.70 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $22.80 for Federal Crop Insurance
Education $297.33
* Includes $99.03 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $70.23 for Elementary and Secondary Education
Government $243.17
* Includes $39.51 for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
* Includes $22.09 for Federal Prison System
Housing and Community $161.05
* Includes $31.27 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $5.95 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $133.78
* Includes $27.10 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $5.88 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $125.15
* Includes $24.89 for Diplomatic and consular programs
* Includes $21.69 for Global Health Programs
Transportation $97.06
* Includes $16.15 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $3.55 for Federal Aviation Administration
Science $92.24
* Includes $55.47 for NASA
* Includes $21.31 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $8,374
US AVERAGE $12,978

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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