2018 California Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in California paid $17,793 in federal income taxes in 2018. That's $3,381 more than the national average. See where that money went.

California
Health $5,270.58
* Includes $2,289.62 for Medicaid
* Includes $2,023.19 for Medicare
* Includes $195.40 for National Institutes of Health
* Includes $101.68 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $4,267.29
* Includes $2,141.60 for Military Contractors
* Includes $857.98 for Military Personnel
* Includes $283.40 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $125.51 for Boeing
* Includes $123.08 for Nuclear Weapons & Related
Interest on Debt $2,807.25
Unemployment and Labor $1,247.04
* Includes $345.01 for Earned Income Tax Credit*
* Includes $96.58 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $20.15 for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Veterans $1,047.03
* Includes $498.28 for Income Support
* Includes $443.59 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $705.02
* Includes $402.98 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $134.31 for School Lunch & other food programs
Government $661.09
* Includes $125.24 for Immigration & Border Control
* Includes $95.64 for Internal Revenue Service
* Includes $40.27 for Federal Prisons
Housing and Community $609.36
* Includes $152.98 for Disaster Relief
* Includes $40.44 for Flood Insurance
* Includes $36.94 for Homeless Assistance Grants
* Includes $12.08 for Public Housing
Education $398.35
* Includes $270.18 for College Financial Aid
* Includes $125.35 for K-12 Education
Energy and Environment $231.81
* Includes $46.30 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $27.65 for Managing Wildfires
* Includes $10.13 for Renewable energy & energy efficiency
International Affairs $226.43
* Includes $151.39 for State Department
* Includes $63.12 for Foreign Aid
Science $185.44
* Includes $112.42 for NASA
* Includes $41.77 for National Science Foundation
Transportation $136.31
* Includes $58.81 for U.S. Coast Guard
* Includes $30.19 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

TOTAL $17,793
US AVERAGE $14,411

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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