2016 Massachusetts Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Massachusetts paid $18,997 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $4,946 more than the national average. See where that money went.

Massachusetts
Health $5,529.69
* Includes $2,346.59 for Medicaid
* Includes $2,166.70 for Medicare
* Includes $92.18 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $4,448.12
* Includes $944.29 for Military Personnel
* Includes $230.13 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $122.76 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $2,512.87
Unemployment and Labor $1,422.60
* Includes $104.75 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $41.83 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $1,131.06
* Includes $512.75 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $443.33 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $852.70
* Includes $497.67 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $59.34 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $801.03
* Includes $84.81 for Border Protection
* Includes $44.51 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $35.02 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $609.84
* Includes $31.57 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $13.48 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $537.70
* Includes $188.03 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $147.31 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.97 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $394.92
* Includes $70.20 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $14.46 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $303.26
* Includes $50.66 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $13.57 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $256.38
* Includes $192.15 for Department of State
* Includes $38.31 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $196.83
* Includes $118.75 for NASA
* Includes $43.80 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $18,997
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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