2018 Kentucky Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Kentucky paid $9,779 in federal income taxes in 2018. That's $4,631 less than the national average. See where that money went.

Kentucky
Health $2,896.70
* Includes $1,258.37 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,111.94 for Medicare
* Includes $107.39 for National Institutes of Health
* Includes $55.88 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $2,345.30
* Includes $1,177.02 for Military Contractors
* Includes $471.54 for Military Personnel
* Includes $155.75 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $68.98 for Boeing
* Includes $67.64 for Nuclear Weapons & Related
Interest on Debt $1,542.86
Unemployment and Labor $685.37
* Includes $189.62 for Earned Income Tax Credit*
* Includes $53.08 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $11.07 for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Veterans $575.45
* Includes $273.85 for Income Support
* Includes $243.80 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $387.48
* Includes $221.48 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $73.82 for School Lunch & other food programs
Government $363.33
* Includes $68.83 for Immigration & Border Control
* Includes $52.56 for Internal Revenue Service
* Includes $22.13 for Federal Prisons
Housing and Community $334.90
* Includes $84.08 for Disaster Relief
* Includes $22.23 for Flood Insurance
* Includes $20.30 for Homeless Assistance Grants
* Includes $6.64 for Public Housing
Education $218.93
* Includes $148.49 for College Financial Aid
* Includes $68.89 for K-12 Education
Energy and Environment $127.40
* Includes $25.45 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $15.19 for Managing Wildfires
* Includes $5.56 for Renewable energy & energy efficiency
International Affairs $124.44
* Includes $83.21 for State Department
* Includes $34.69 for Foreign Aid
Science $101.92
* Includes $61.79 for NASA
* Includes $22.96 for National Science Foundation
Transportation $74.92
* Includes $32.32 for U.S. Coast Guard
* Includes $16.59 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

TOTAL $9,779
US AVERAGE $14,411

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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