2016 Tennessee Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Tennessee paid $11,192 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $2,858 less than the national average. See where that money went.

Tennessee
Health $3,257.80
* Includes $1,382.48 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,276.50 for Medicare
* Includes $54.31 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $2,620.59
* Includes $556.32 for Military Personnel
* Includes $135.58 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $72.33 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,480.45
Unemployment and Labor $838.12
* Includes $61.71 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $24.64 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $666.36
* Includes $302.08 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $261.19 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $502.36
* Includes $293.20 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $34.96 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $471.92
* Includes $49.97 for Border Protection
* Includes $26.22 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $20.63 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $359.29
* Includes $18.60 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $7.94 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $316.78
* Includes $110.78 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $86.79 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.57 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $232.67
* Includes $41.36 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $8.52 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $178.66
* Includes $29.85 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $7.99 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $151.04
* Includes $113.20 for Department of State
* Includes $22.57 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $115.96
* Includes $69.96 for NASA
* Includes $25.80 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $11,192
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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