2018 Colorado Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Colorado paid $14,718 in federal income taxes in 2018. That's $306 more than the national average. See where that money went.

Colorado
Health $4,359.71
* Includes $1,893.92 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,673.54 for Medicare
* Includes $161.63 for National Institutes of Health
* Includes $84.11 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $3,529.82
* Includes $1,771.49 for Military Contractors
* Includes $709.70 for Military Personnel
* Includes $234.42 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $103.82 for Boeing
* Includes $101.81 for Nuclear Weapons & Related
Interest on Debt $2,322.10
Unemployment and Labor $1,031.52
* Includes $285.39 for Earned Income Tax Credit*
* Includes $79.89 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $16.67 for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Veterans $866.08
* Includes $412.17 for Income Support
* Includes $366.93 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $583.18
* Includes $333.34 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $111.10 for School Lunch & other food programs
Government $546.84
* Includes $103.60 for Immigration & Border Control
* Includes $79.11 for Internal Revenue Service
* Includes $33.31 for Federal Prisons
Housing and Community $504.05
* Includes $126.54 for Disaster Relief
* Includes $33.45 for Flood Insurance
* Includes $30.55 for Homeless Assistance Grants
* Includes $9.00 for Public Housing
Education $329.51
* Includes $223.49 for College Financial Aid
* Includes $103.69 for K-12 Education
Energy and Environment $191.74
* Includes $38.30 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $22.87 for Managing Wildfires
* Includes $8.38 for Renewable energy & energy efficiency
International Affairs $187.30
* Includes $125.23 for State Department
* Includes $52.21 for Foreign Aid
Science $153.39
* Includes $92.99 for NASA
* Includes $34.55 for National Science Foundation
Transportation $112.75
* Includes $48.65 for U.S. Coast Guard
* Includes $24.98 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

TOTAL $14,718
US AVERAGE $14,411

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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