2016 Arkansas Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Arkansas paid $10,300 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $3,750 less than the national average. See where that money went.

Arkansas
Health $2,998.15
* Includes $1,272.30 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,174.77 for Medicare
* Includes $49.98 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $2,411.73
* Includes $511.98 for Military Personnel
* Includes $124.78 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $66.56 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,362.46
Unemployment and Labor $771.32
* Includes $56.80 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $22.68 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $613.25
* Includes $278.01 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $240.37 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $462.33
* Includes $269.83 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $32.18 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $434.31
* Includes $45.99 for Border Protection
* Includes $24.13 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $18.99 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $330.65
* Includes $17.12 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $7.31 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $291.54
* Includes $101.95 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $79.87 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.53 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $214.12
* Includes $38.06 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $7.84 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $164.42
* Includes $27.47 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $7.36 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $139.01
* Includes $104.18 for Department of State
* Includes $20.77 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $106.72
* Includes $64.39 for NASA
* Includes $23.75 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $10,300
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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