2016 West Virginia Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in West Virginia paid $8,607 in federal income taxes in 2016. That's $5,443 less than the national average. See where that money went.

West Virginia
Health $2,505.35
* Includes $1,063.17 for Medicaid
* Includes $981.67 for Medicare
* Includes $41.77 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Military $2,015.31
* Includes $427.83 for Military Personnel
* Includes $104.27 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $55.62 for Nuclear Weapons
Interest on Debt $1,138.51
Unemployment and Labor $644.54
* Includes $47.46 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $18.95 for Job Training and Employment Programs
Veterans Benefits $512.45
* Includes $232.31 for Payments for disability, death, etc.
* Includes $200.86 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $386.33
* Includes $225.48 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $26.89 for Federal Crop Insurance
Government $362.92
* Includes $38.43 for Border Protection
* Includes $20.17 for Federal Prison System
* Includes $15.87 for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation $276.30
* Includes $14.30 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
* Includes $6.11 for Federal Aviation Administration
Education $243.62
* Includes $85.19 for Pell Grants, Work Study, and other Student Aid
* Includes $66.74 for Elementary and Secondary Education
* Includes $0.44 for National Endowment for the Arts
Housing and Community $178.93
* Includes $31.81 for Head Start and Related
* Includes $6.55 for Homeless Assistance Grants
Energy and Environment $137.40
* Includes $22.95 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $6.15 for Energy efficiency and renewable energy
International Affairs $116.16
* Includes $87.06 for Department of State
* Includes $17.36 for USAID (foreign aid)
Science $89.18
* Includes $53.80 for NASA
* Includes $19.84 for National Science Foundation

TOTAL $8,607
US AVERAGE $14,051

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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