2018 New Jersey Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in New Jersey paid $19,014 in federal income taxes in 2018. That's $4,602 more than the national average. See where that money went.

New Jersey
Health $5,632.26
* Includes $2,446.73 for Medicaid
* Includes $2,162.03 for Medicare
* Includes $208.81 for National Institutes of Health
* Includes $108.66 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $4,560.12
* Includes $2,288.57 for Military Contractors
* Includes $916.85 for Military Personnel
* Includes $302.84 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $134.12 for Boeing
* Includes $131.52 for Nuclear Weapons & Related
Interest on Debt $2,999.89
Unemployment and Labor $1,332.61
* Includes $368.69 for Earned Income Tax Credit*
* Includes $103.21 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $21.53 for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Veterans $1,118.88
* Includes $532.48 for Income Support
* Includes $474.03 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $753.40
* Includes $430.63 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $143.53 for School Lunch & other food programs
Government $706.46
* Includes $133.84 for Immigration & Border Control
* Includes $102.21 for Internal Revenue Service
* Includes $43.04 for Federal Prisons
Housing and Community $651.18
* Includes $163.48 for Disaster Relief
* Includes $43.22 for Flood Insurance
* Includes $39.47 for Homeless Assistance Grants
* Includes $12.91 for Public Housing
Education $425.69
* Includes $288.72 for College Financial Aid
* Includes $133.95 for K-12 Education
Energy and Environment $247.71
* Includes $49.48 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $29.54 for Managing Wildfires
* Includes $10.82 for Renewable energy & energy efficiency
International Affairs $241.97
* Includes $161.78 for State Department
* Includes $67.45 for Foreign Aid
Science $198.17
* Includes $120.14 for NASA
* Includes $44.63 for National Science Foundation
Transportation $145.66
* Includes $62.85 for U.S. Coast Guard
* Includes $32.27 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

TOTAL $19,014
US AVERAGE $14,411

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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