2018 Massachusetts Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Massachusetts paid $19,644 in federal income taxes in 2018. That's $5,233 more than the national average. See where that money went.

Massachusetts
Health $5,818.88
* Includes $2,527.80 for Medicaid
* Includes $2,233.66 for Medicare
* Includes $215.73 for National Institutes of Health
* Includes $112.26 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $4,711.22
* Includes $2,364.39 for Military Contractors
* Includes $947.23 for Military Personnel
* Includes $312.88 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $138.57 for Boeing
* Includes $135.88 for Nuclear Weapons & Related
Interest on Debt $3,099.28
Unemployment and Labor $1,376.77
* Includes $380.90 for Earned Income Tax Credit*
* Includes $106.63 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $22.25 for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Veterans $1,155.95
* Includes $550.12 for Income Support
* Includes $489.73 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $778.37
* Includes $444.90 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $148.28 for School Lunch & other food programs
Government $729.86
* Includes $138.27 for Immigration & Border Control
* Includes $105.59 for Internal Revenue Service
* Includes $44.46 for Federal Prisons
Housing and Community $672.75
* Includes $168.90 for Disaster Relief
* Includes $44.65 for Flood Insurance
* Includes $40.78 for Homeless Assistance Grants
* Includes $13.34 for Public Housing
Education $439.79
* Includes $298.28 for College Financial Aid
* Includes $138.39 for K-12 Education
Energy and Environment $255.92
* Includes $51.12 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $30.52 for Managing Wildfires
* Includes $11.18 for Renewable energy & energy efficiency
International Affairs $249.98
* Includes $167.14 for State Department
* Includes $69.68 for Foreign Aid
Science $204.73
* Includes $124.12 for NASA
* Includes $46.11 for National Science Foundation
Transportation $150.49
* Includes $64.93 for U.S. Coast Guard
* Includes $33.34 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

TOTAL $19,644
US AVERAGE $14,411

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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