2015 Pennsylvania Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Pennsylvania paid $11,699 in federal income taxes in 2015. That's $1,278 less than the national average. See where that money went.

Pennsylvania
Health $3,355.74
* Includes $1,531.89 for Medicaid
* Includes $40.44 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $2,968.96
* Includes $635.97 for Military Personnel
* Includes $81.87 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,598.31
Unemployment and Labor $936.76
* Includes $69.82 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $26.51 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $694.08
* Includes $305.37 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $278.27 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $538.82
* Includes $333.48 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $31.85 for Federal Crop Insurance
Education $415.39
* Includes $138.36 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $98.12 for Elementary and Secondary Education
Government $339.72
* Includes $55.20 for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
* Includes $30.86 for Federal Prison System
Housing and Community $225.00
* Includes $43.69 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $8.32 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $186.90
* Includes $37.86 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $8.22 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $174.85
* Includes $34.77 for Diplomatic and consular programs
* Includes $30.31 for Global Health Programs
Transportation $135.60
* Includes $22.57 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $4.95 for Federal Aviation Administration
Science $128.87
* Includes $77.49 for NASA
* Includes $29.77 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $11,699
US AVERAGE $12,978

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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