2016 California Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in California paid $16,996 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $2,945 more than the national average. See where that money went.

California
Health $4,947.24
* Includes $2,099.42 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,938.48 for Medicare
* Includes $82.47 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $3,979.59
* Includes $844.82 for Military Personnel
* Includes $205.89 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $109.83 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $2,248.19
Unemployment and Labor $1,272.75
* Includes $93.72 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $37.42 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $1,011.92
* Includes $458.74 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $396.63 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $762.88
* Includes $445.25 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $53.09 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $716.66
* Includes $75.88 for Border Protection
* Includes $39.82 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $31.33 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $545.61
* Includes $28.25 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $12.06 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $481.06
* Includes $168.23 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $131.79 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.87 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $353.32
* Includes $62.81 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $12.94 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $271.31
* Includes $45.32 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $12.14 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $229.37
* Includes $171.91 for Department of State
* Includes $34.28 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $176.10
* Includes $106.24 for NASA
* Includes $39.18 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $16,996
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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