2016 Texas Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Texas paid $16,029 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $1,978 more than the national average. See where that money went.

Texas
Health $4,665.76
* Includes $1,979.97 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,828.19 for Medicare
* Includes $77.78 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $3,753.16
* Includes $796.76 for Military Personnel
* Includes $194.18 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $103.58 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $2,120.27
Unemployment and Labor $1,200.34
* Includes $88.39 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $35.29 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $954.34
* Includes $432.64 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $374.07 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $719.48
* Includes $419.92 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $50.07 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $675.88
* Includes $71.56 for Border Protection
* Includes $37.56 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $29.55 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $514.56
* Includes $26.64 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $11.38 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $453.69
* Includes $158.65 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $124.29 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.82 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $333.22
* Includes $59.23 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $12.20 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $255.88
* Includes $42.75 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $11.45 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $216.32
* Includes $162.13 for Department of State
* Includes $32.33 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $166.08
* Includes $100.20 for NASA
* Includes $36.95 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $16,029
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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