2016 Louisiana Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Louisiana paid $12,331 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $1,719 less than the national average. See where that money went.

Louisiana
Health $3,589.34
* Includes $1,523.18 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,406.41 for Medicare
* Includes $59.84 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $2,887.28
* Includes $612.94 for Military Personnel
* Includes $149.38 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $79.69 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,631.11
Unemployment and Labor $923.41
* Includes $67.99 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $27.15 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $734.17
* Includes $332.82 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $287.77 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $553.49
* Includes $323.04 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $38.52 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $519.95
* Includes $55.05 for Border Protection
* Includes $28.89 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $22.73 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $395.85
* Includes $20.49 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $8.75 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $349.02
* Includes $122.05 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $95.62 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.63 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $256.34
* Includes $45.57 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $9.39 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $196.84
* Includes $32.88 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $8.81 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $166.42
* Includes $124.72 for Department of State
* Includes $24.87 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $127.76
* Includes $77.08 for NASA
* Includes $28.43 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $12,331
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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