2016 Mississippi Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Mississippi paid $8,747 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $5,303 less than the national average. See where that money went.

Mississippi
Health $2,546.10
* Includes $1,080.47 for Medicaid
* Includes $997.64 for Medicare
* Includes $42.44 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $2,048.10
* Includes $434.79 for Military Personnel
* Includes $105.96 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $56.53 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,157.03
Unemployment and Labor $655.02
* Includes $48.23 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $19.26 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $520.78
* Includes $236.09 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $204.13 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $392.62
* Includes $229.15 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $27.32 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $368.83
* Includes $39.05 for Border Protection
* Includes $20.50 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $16.13 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $280.80
* Includes $14.54 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $6.21 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $247.58
* Includes $86.58 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $67.83 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.45 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $181.84
* Includes $32.32 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $6.66 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $139.63
* Includes $23.33 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $6.25 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $118.05
* Includes $88.47 for Department of State
* Includes $17.64 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $90.63
* Includes $54.68 for NASA
* Includes $20.17 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $8,747
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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