2015 New Jersey Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in New Jersey paid $17,287 in federal income taxes in 2015. That's $4,308 more than the national average. See where that money went.

New Jersey
Health $4,958.61
* Includes $2,263.59 for Medicaid
* Includes $59.75 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $4,387.08
* Includes $939.75 for Military Personnel
* Includes $120.97 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $2,361.74
Unemployment and Labor $1,384.20
* Includes $103.17 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $39.17 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $1,025.60
* Includes $451.23 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $411.18 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $796.18
* Includes $492.77 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $47.07 for Federal Crop Insurance
Education $613.81
* Includes $204.44 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $144.98 for Elementary and Secondary Education
Government $501.99
* Includes $81.57 for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
* Includes $45.59 for Federal Prison System
Housing and Community $332.48
* Includes $64.56 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $12.29 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $276.16
* Includes $55.95 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $12.15 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $258.36
* Includes $51.37 for Diplomatic and consular programs
* Includes $44.78 for Global Health Programs
Transportation $200.37
* Includes $33.35 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $7.32 for Federal Aviation Administration
Science $190.43
* Includes $114.51 for NASA
* Includes $43.00 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $17,287
US AVERAGE $12,978

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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