2018 South Carolina Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in South Carolina paid $10,687 in federal income taxes in 2018. That's $3,723 less than the national average. See where that money went.

South Carolina
Health $3,165.67
* Includes $1,375.21 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,215.19 for Medicare
* Includes $117.37 for National Institutes of Health
* Includes $61.07 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $2,563.06
* Includes $1,286.31 for Military Contractors
* Includes $515.33 for Military Personnel
* Includes $170.22 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $75.39 for Boeing
* Includes $73.92 for Nuclear Weapons & Related
Interest on Debt $1,686.12
Unemployment and Labor $749.01
* Includes $207.22 for Earned Income Tax Credit*
* Includes $58.01 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $12.10 for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Veterans $628.88
* Includes $299.28 for Income Support
* Includes $266.43 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $423.46
* Includes $242.04 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $80.67 for School Lunch & other food programs
Government $397.07
* Includes $75.22 for Immigration & Border Control
* Includes $57.45 for Internal Revenue Service
* Includes $24.19 for Federal Prisons
Housing and Community $366.00
* Includes $91.89 for Disaster Relief
* Includes $24.29 for Flood Insurance
* Includes $22.19 for Homeless Assistance Grants
* Includes $7.26 for Public Housing
Education $239.26
* Includes $162.28 for College Financial Aid
* Includes $75.29 for K-12 Education
Energy and Environment $139.23
* Includes $27.81 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $16.61 for Managing Wildfires
* Includes $6.08 for Renewable energy & energy efficiency
International Affairs $135.00
* Includes $90.93 for State Department
* Includes $37.91 for Foreign Aid
Science $111.38
* Includes $67.52 for NASA
* Includes $25.09 for National Science Foundation
Transportation $81.87
* Includes $35.32 for U.S. Coast Guard
* Includes $18.14 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

TOTAL $10,687
US AVERAGE $14,411

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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