2016 the District of Columbia Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in the District of Columbia paid $20,563 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $6,512 more than the national average. See where that money went.

the District of Columbia
Health $5,985.53
* Includes $2,540.03 for Medicaid
* Includes $2,345.31 for Medicare
* Includes $99.78 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $4,814.79
* Includes $1,022.13 for Military Personnel
* Includes $249.10 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $132.88 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $2,720.02
Unemployment and Labor $1,539.87
* Includes $113.39 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $45.28 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $1,224.29
* Includes $555.01 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $479.88 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $922.99
* Includes $538.70 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $64.24 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $867.06
* Includes $91.81 for Border Protection
* Includes $48.18 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $37.91 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $660.11
* Includes $34.18 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $14.59 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $582.02
* Includes $203.53 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $159.45 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $1.05 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $427.48
* Includes $75.99 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $15.65 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $328.26
* Includes $54.84 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $14.68 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $277.51
* Includes $207.99 for Department of State
* Includes $41.47 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $213.06
* Includes $128.54 for NASA
* Includes $47.41 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $20,563
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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