2016 Washington Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Washington paid $14,664 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $613 more than the national average. See where that money went.

Washington
Health $4,268.43
* Includes $1,811.36 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,672.50 for Medicare
* Includes $71.16 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $3,433.55
* Includes $728.91 for Military Personnel
* Includes $177.64 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $94.76 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,939.72
Unemployment and Labor $1,098.12
* Includes $80.86 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $32.29 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $873.07
* Includes $395.79 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $342.21 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $658.21
* Includes $384.16 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $45.81 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $618.32
* Includes $65.47 for Border Protection
* Includes $34.36 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $27.04 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $470.74
* Includes $24.37 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $10.41 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $415.06
* Includes $145.14 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $113.71 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.75 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $304.84
* Includes $54.19 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $11.16 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $234.09
* Includes $39.10 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $10.47 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $197.90
* Includes $148.32 for Department of State
* Includes $29.58 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $151.94
* Includes $91.67 for NASA
* Includes $33.81 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $14,664
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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