2016 South Carolina Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in South Carolina paid $9,619 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $4,431 less than the national average. See where that money went.

South Carolina
Health $2,799.92
* Includes $1,188.18 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,097.09 for Medicare
* Includes $46.68 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $2,252.27
* Includes $478.13 for Military Personnel
* Includes $116.53 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $62.16 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,272.38
Unemployment and Labor $720.32
* Includes $53.04 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $21.18 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $572.70
* Includes $259.63 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $224.48 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $431.76
* Includes $251.99 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $30.05 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $405.60
* Includes $42.95 for Border Protection
* Includes $22.54 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $17.73 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $308.79
* Includes $15.99 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $6.83 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $272.26
* Includes $95.21 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $74.59 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.49 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $199.97
* Includes $35.55 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $7.32 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $153.55
* Includes $25.65 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $6.87 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $129.82
* Includes $97.29 for Department of State
* Includes $19.40 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $99.66
* Includes $60.13 for NASA
* Includes $22.18 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $9,619
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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