2016 North Carolina Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in North Carolina paid $10,958 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $3,092 less than the national average. See where that money went.

North Carolina
Health $3,189.68
* Includes $1,353.58 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,249.81 for Medicare
* Includes $53.17 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $2,565.80
* Includes $544.69 for Military Personnel
* Includes $132.75 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $70.81 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,449.50
Unemployment and Labor $820.59
* Includes $60.42 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $24.13 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $652.42
* Includes $295.77 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $255.73 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $491.86
* Includes $287.07 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $34.23 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $462.06
* Includes $48.92 for Border Protection
* Includes $25.68 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $20.20 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $351.77
* Includes $18.21 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $7.78 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $310.16
* Includes $108.46 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $84.97 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.56 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $227.80
* Includes $40.49 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $8.34 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $174.93
* Includes $29.22 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $7.83 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $147.89
* Includes $110.84 for Department of State
* Includes $22.10 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $113.54
* Includes $68.50 for NASA
* Includes $25.26 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $10,958
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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