2018 Louisiana Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Louisiana paid $12,115 in federal income taxes in 2018. That's $2,295 less than the national average. See where that money went.

Louisiana
Health $3,588.66
* Includes $1,558.97 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,377.56 for Medicare
* Includes $133.05 for National Institutes of Health
* Includes $69.23 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $2,905.54
* Includes $1,458.19 for Military Contractors
* Includes $584.18 for Military Personnel
* Includes $192.96 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $85.46 for Boeing
* Includes $83.80 for Nuclear Weapons & Related
Interest on Debt $1,911.42
Unemployment and Labor $849.09
* Includes $234.91 for Earned Income Tax Credit*
* Includes $65.76 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $13.72 for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Veterans $712.91
* Includes $339.27 for Income Support
* Includes $302.03 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $480.04
* Includes $274.38 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $91.45 for School Lunch & other food programs
Government $450.13
* Includes $85.28 for Immigration & Border Control
* Includes $65.12 for Internal Revenue Service
* Includes $27.42 for Federal Prisons
Housing and Community $414.91
* Includes $104.16 for Disaster Relief
* Includes $27.54 for Flood Insurance
* Includes $25.15 for Homeless Assistance Grants
* Includes $8.23 for Public Housing
Education $271.23
* Includes $183.96 for College Financial Aid
* Includes $85.35 for K-12 Education
Energy and Environment $157.83
* Includes $31.53 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $18.82 for Managing Wildfires
* Includes $6.89 for Renewable energy & energy efficiency
International Affairs $154.17
* Includes $103.08 for State Department
* Includes $42.98 for Foreign Aid
Science $126.27
* Includes $76.55 for NASA
* Includes $28.44 for National Science Foundation
Transportation $92.81
* Includes $40.04 for U.S. Coast Guard
* Includes $20.56 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

TOTAL $12,115
US AVERAGE $14,411

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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