2016 Alabama Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Alabama paid $10,000 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $4,050 less than the national average. See where that money went.

Alabama
Health $2,910.82
* Includes $1,235.24 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,140.55 for Medicare
* Includes $48.52 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $2,341.48
* Includes $497.07 for Military Personnel
* Includes $121.14 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $64.62 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,322.77
Unemployment and Labor $748.85
* Includes $55.14 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $22.02 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $595.39
* Includes $269.91 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $233.37 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $448.86
* Includes $261.97 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $31.24 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $421.66
* Includes $44.65 for Border Protection
* Includes $23.43 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $18.44 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $321.02
* Includes $16.62 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $7.10 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $283.04
* Includes $98.98 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $77.54 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.51 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $207.89
* Includes $36.95 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $7.61 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $159.63
* Includes $26.67 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $7.14 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $134.96
* Includes $101.15 for Department of State
* Includes $20.17 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $103.61
* Includes $62.51 for NASA
* Includes $23.05 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $10,000
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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