2016 New Jersey Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in New Jersey paid $18,367 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $4,316 more than the national average. See where that money went.

New Jersey
Health $5,346.31
* Includes $2,268.77 for Medicaid
* Includes $2,094.85 for Medicare
* Includes $89.13 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $4,300.60
* Includes $912.97 for Military Personnel
* Includes $222.50 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $118.69 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $2,429.54
Unemployment and Labor $1,375.42
* Includes $101.28 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $40.44 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $1,093.55
* Includes $495.74 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $428.63 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $824.42
* Includes $481.17 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $57.38 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $774.47
* Includes $82.00 for Border Protection
* Includes $43.04 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $33.86 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $589.62
* Includes $30.53 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $13.04 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $519.87
* Includes $181.80 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $142.42 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.94 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $381.82
* Includes $67.87 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $13.98 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $293.20
* Includes $48.98 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $13.12 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $247.88
* Includes $185.78 for Department of State
* Includes $37.04 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $190.30
* Includes $114.81 for NASA
* Includes $42.34 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $18,367
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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