2016 New Mexico Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in New Mexico paid $9,630 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $4,420 less than the national average. See where that money went.

New Mexico
Health $2,803.12
* Includes $1,189.54 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,098.35 for Medicare
* Includes $46.73 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $2,254.85
* Includes $478.68 for Military Personnel
* Includes $116.66 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $62.23 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,273.83
Unemployment and Labor $721.15
* Includes $53.10 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $21.20 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $573.36
* Includes $259.92 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $224.73 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $432.25
* Includes $252.28 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $30.08 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $406.06
* Includes $42.99 for Border Protection
* Includes $22.56 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $17.75 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $309.14
* Includes $16.01 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $6.83 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $272.57
* Includes $95.32 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $74.67 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.49 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $200.19
* Includes $35.59 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $7.33 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $153.73
* Includes $25.68 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $6.88 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $129.96
* Includes $97.40 for Department of State
* Includes $19.42 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $99.78
* Includes $60.20 for NASA
* Includes $22.20 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $9,630
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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