2016 Kentucky Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Kentucky paid $9,195 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $4,855 less than the national average. See where that money went.

Kentucky
Health $2,676.50
* Includes $1,135.81 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,048.74 for Medicare
* Includes $44.62 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $2,152.99
* Includes $457.06 for Military Personnel
* Includes $111.39 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $59.42 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,216.29
Unemployment and Labor $688.57
* Includes $50.70 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $20.25 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $547.46
* Includes $248.18 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $214.58 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $412.73
* Includes $240.89 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $28.72 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $387.72
* Includes $41.05 for Border Protection
* Includes $21.55 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $16.95 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $295.18
* Includes $15.28 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $6.53 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $260.26
* Includes $91.01 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $71.30 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.47 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $191.15
* Includes $33.98 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $6.00 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $146.78
* Includes $24.52 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $6.57 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $124.09
* Includes $93.00 for Department of State
* Includes $18.55 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $95.27
* Includes $57.48 for NASA
* Includes $21.20 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $9,195
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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