2016 Colorado Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Colorado paid $14,244 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $193 more than the national average. See where that money went.

Colorado
Health $4,146.18
* Includes $1,759.48 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,624.60 for Medicare
* Includes $69.12 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $3,335.21
* Includes $708.03 for Military Personnel
* Includes $172.55 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $92.05 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,884.16
Unemployment and Labor $1,066.67
* Includes $78.54 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $31.36 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $848.07
* Includes $384.46 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $332.41 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $639.36
* Includes $373.16 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $44.50 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $600.62
* Includes $63.59 for Border Protection
* Includes $33.38 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $26.26 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $457.26
* Includes $23.67 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $10.11 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $403.17
* Includes $140.99 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $110.45 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.73 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $296.11
* Includes $52.64 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $10.84 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $227.38
* Includes $37.98 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $10.17 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $192.23
* Includes $144.07 for Department of State
* Includes $28.73 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $147.58
* Includes $89.04 for NASA
* Includes $32.84 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $14,244
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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