2016 the United States Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in the United States paid $14,051 in federal income taxes in 2016. See where that money went.

the United States
Health $4,090.00
* Includes $1,735.64 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,602.59 for Medicare
* Includes $68.18 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $3,290.02
* Includes $698.44 for Military Personnel
* Includes $170.22 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $90.80 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,858.63
Unemployment and Labor $1,052.22
* Includes $77.48 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $30.94 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $836.58
* Includes $379.25 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $327.91 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $630.69
* Includes $368.10 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $43.89 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $592.48
* Includes $62.73 for Border Protection
* Includes $32.92 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $25.90 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $451.07
* Includes $23.35 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $9.97 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $397.71
* Includes $139.08 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $108.96 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.72 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $292.10
* Includes $51.92 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $10.70 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $224.30
* Includes $37.47 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $10.03 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $189.63
* Includes $142.12 for Department of State
* Includes $28.34 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $145.58
* Includes $87.83 for NASA
* Includes $32.39 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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