2018 the United States Average Federal Income Taxes Paid

The average taxpayer in the United States paid $14,411 in federal income taxes in 2018. See where that money went.

the United States
Health $4,268.78
* Includes $1,854.42 for Medicaid
* Includes $1,638.63 for Medicare
* Includes $158.26 for National Institutes of Health
* Includes $82.35 for Children's Health Insurance Program
Pentagon & Military $3,456.19
* Includes $1,734.54 for Military Contractors
* Includes $694.90 for Military Personnel
* Includes $229.53 for Lockheed Martin
* Includes $101.66 for Boeing
* Includes $99.68 for Nuclear Weapons & Related
Interest on Debt $2,273.66
Unemployment and Labor $1,010.01
* Includes $279.43 for Earned Income Tax Credit*
* Includes $78.22 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Includes $16.32 for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Veterans $848.02
* Includes $403.57 for Income Support
* Includes $359.27 for Veterans Health Administration
Food and Agriculture $571.02
* Includes $326.38 for SNAP (food stamps)
* Includes $108.78 for School Lunch & other food programs
Government $535.43
* Includes $101.44 for Immigration & Border Control
* Includes $77.46 for Internal Revenue Service
* Includes $32.62 for Federal Prisons
Housing and Community $493.54
* Includes $123.91 for Disaster Relief
* Includes $32.76 for Flood Insurance
* Includes $29.92 for Homeless Assistance Grants
* Includes $9.79 for Public Housing
Education $322.63
* Includes $218.82 for College Financial Aid
* Includes $101.52 for K-12 Education
Energy and Environment $187.74
* Includes $37.50 for Environmental Protection Agency
* Includes $22.39 for Managing Wildfires
* Includes $8.20 for Renewable energy & energy efficiency
International Affairs $183.39
* Includes $122.62 for State Department
* Includes $51.12 for Foreign Aid
Science $150.19
* Includes $91.05 for NASA
* Includes $33.83 for National Science Foundation
Transportation $110.40
* Includes $47.63 for U.S. Coast Guard
* Includes $24.46 for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

TOTAL $14,411

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Numbers may not add up due to rounding
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