2016 Illinois Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Illinois paid $15,097 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $1,046 more than the national average. See where that money went.

Illinois
Health $4,394.47
* Includes $1,864.85 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,721.89 for Medicare
* Includes $73.26 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $3,534.94
* Includes $750.43 for Military Personnel
* Includes $182.89 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $97.56 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,996.99
Unemployment and Labor $1,130.55
* Includes $83.25 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $33.24 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $898.85
* Includes $407.48 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $352.32 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $677.64
* Includes $395.50 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $47.16 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $636.58
* Includes $67.40 for Border Protection
* Includes $35.37 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $27.83 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $484.64
* Includes $25.09 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $10.71 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $427.31
* Includes $149.43 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $117.07 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.77 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $313.85
* Includes $55.79 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $11.49 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $240.00
* Includes $40.26 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $10.78 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $203.75
* Includes $152.70 for Department of State
* Includes $30.45 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $156.42
* Includes $94.37 for NASA
* Includes $34.81 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $15,097
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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