2016 Iowa Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Iowa paid $9,988 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $4,062 less than the national average. See where that money went.

Iowa
Health $2,907.33
* Includes $1,233.76 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,139.18 for Medicare
* Includes $48.47 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $2,338.67
* Includes $496.48 for Military Personnel
* Includes $120.00 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $64.55 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,321.19
Unemployment and Labor $747.96
* Includes $55.07 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $21.99 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $594.67
* Includes $269.59 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $233.09 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $448.32
* Includes $261.66 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $31.20 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $421.16
* Includes $44.59 for Border Protection
* Includes $23.40 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $18.41 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $320.64
* Includes $16.60 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $7.09 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $282.70
* Includes $98.86 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $77.45 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.51 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $207.64
* Includes $36.91 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $7.60 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $159.44
* Includes $26.64 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $7.13 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $134.80
* Includes $101.02 for Department of State
* Includes $20.14 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $103.49
* Includes $62.44 for NASA
* Includes $23.03 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $9,988
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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