2018 Tennessee Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in Tennessee paid $12,079 in federal income taxes in 2018. That's $2,332 less than the national average. See where that money went.

Tennessee
Health $3,577.00
* Includes $1,554.33 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,373.47 for Medicare
* Includes $132.65 for National Institutes of Health
* Includes $69.03 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $2,896.90
* Includes $1,453.85 for Military Contractors
* Includes $582.45 for Military Personnel
* Includes $192.39 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $85.21 for Boeing
* Includes $83.55 for Nuclear Weapons & Related
Interest on Debt $1,905.74
Unemployment and Labor $846.57
* Includes $234.21 for Earned Income Tax Credit*
* Includes $65.56 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $13.68 for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Veterans $710.79
* Includes $338.26 for Income Support
* Includes $301.14 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $478.61
* Includes $273.57 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $91.18 for School Lunch & other food programs
Government $448.79
* Includes $85.02 for Immigration & Border Control
* Includes $64.93 for Internal Revenue Service
* Includes $27.34 for Federal Prisons
Housing and Community $413.67
* Includes $103.85 for Disaster Relief
* Includes $27.46 for Flood Insurance
* Includes $25.07 for Homeless Assistance Grants
* Includes $8.20 for Public Housing
Education $270.42
* Includes $183.41 for College Financial Aid
* Includes $85.09 for K-12 Education
Energy and Environment $157.36
* Includes $31.43 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $18.77 for Managing Wildfires
* Includes $6.87 for Renewable energy & energy efficiency
International Affairs $153.71
* Includes $102.78 for State Department
* Includes $42.85 for Foreign Aid
Science $125.89
* Includes $76.32 for NASA
* Includes $28.35 for National Science Foundation
Transportation $92.54
* Includes $39.93 for U.S. Coast Guard
* Includes $20.50 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

TOTAL $12,079
US AVERAGE $14,411

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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