2018 the District of Columbia Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in the District of Columbia paid $22,146 in federal income taxes in 2018. That's $7,734 more than the national average. See where that money went.

the District of Columbia
Health $6,560.01
* Includes $2,849.76 for Medicaid
* Includes $2,518.16 for Medicare
* Includes $243.21 for National Institutes of Health
* Includes $126.55 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $5,311.27
* Includes $2,665.54 for Military Contractors
* Includes $1,067.88 for Military Personnel
* Includes $352.73 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $156.22 for Boeing
* Includes $153.19 for Nuclear Weapons & Related
Interest on Debt $3,494.03
Unemployment and Labor $1,552.12
* Includes $429.42 for Earned Income Tax Credit*
* Includes $120.21 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $25.08 for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Veterans $1,303.19
* Includes $620.18 for Income Support
* Includes $552.11 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $877.50
* Includes $501.57 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $167.17 for School Lunch & other food programs
Government $822.82
* Includes $155.88 for Immigration & Border Control
* Includes $119.04 for Internal Revenue Service
* Includes $50.13 for Federal Prisons
Housing and Community $758.44
* Includes $190.41 for Disaster Relief
* Includes $50.34 for Flood Insurance
* Includes $45.97 for Homeless Assistance Grants
* Includes $15.04 for Public Housing
Education $495.81
* Includes $336.28 for College Financial Aid
* Includes $156.01 for K-12 Education
Energy and Environment $288.52
* Includes $57.63 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $34.41 for Managing Wildfires
* Includes $12.60 for Renewable energy & energy efficiency
International Affairs $281.82
* Includes $188.43 for State Department
* Includes $78.56 for Foreign Aid
Science $230.81
* Includes $139.93 for NASA
* Includes $51.99 for National Science Foundation
Transportation $169.66
* Includes $73.20 for U.S. Coast Guard
* Includes $37.58 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

TOTAL $22,146
US AVERAGE $14,411

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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