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Government Revenue Details

Revenue details break down government receipts by type and by level of government. You can also drill down to view more detail by clicking the [+] control on each line.

Units: By default, values are displayed in billions of dollars. By using a dropdown control in the table heading you can select millions of dollars, percent of GDP, percent of federal total, percent of overall total, dollars per capita of population, and thousand dollars per capita of population.
Fiscal Year: The default year displayed is the current US government fiscal year. But you can select any year you want using the dropdown control in the table heading. At the top and bottom of the dropdown only years ending in “0” are shown. Select a year to get close, then select the year you want. You can increase or decrease the year using the “yr” text links in the table heading.
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GDP: $2,202.7 bln
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State and Local Revenue: By default, state and local revenue are displayed separately. But you can select state'n local and display state and local revenue combined.
US or State: By default, the table shows values for governments in the United States overall. But you can select individual states by selecting the state dropdown control in the table heading or the text link right above it.
Pie Chart: Click on a pie icon to display a pie chart. You can create a pie chart for federal, state and local, and overall revenue.

State of California
State and Local Government Revenue
< US CA TX >
Pop: 38.3 million
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2013 in $ billion   +1yr +5yr
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[+]  Income Taxes 0.0 0.0 76.1 0.0 76.1
[+]  Social Insurance Taxes 0.0 0.0 66.0 14.0 80.1
[+]  Ad valorem Taxes 0.0 0.0 54.4 59.3 113.7
Charts: Click on a to display a bar of data in a row or column of this table.
Click on to display a time-series chart of data in a row.
[+] Drill-down: Click on the [+] to drill down to more detailed numbers.
Fees and Charges 0.0 0.0 16.6 45.9 62.5
[+]  Business and Other Revenue 0.0 0.0 10.6 34.7 45.3
[+]  Balance 0.0 0.0 -0.0 -0.0 0.0
[+]  Total Direct Revenue:  Start chart 0.0 0.0 223.7 154.0 377.7
[+]  Federal Deficit 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
[+]  Gross Public Debt 0.0 0.0 148.1 266.9 415.0
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Pie Chart: Click on a pie icon to display a pie chart. You can create a pie chart for federal, state and local, and overall revenue.
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Data Sources:
See State GDP Information
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 2.1, 2.4, 2.5, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
Guesstimated” by projecting the latest change in reported revenue forward to future years
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The table shows overall government receipts for the specified fiscal year. Revenue totals are aggregated for each major source of revenue.

  1. For the United States the table shows receipts for all levels of government—federal revenue, state revenue, and local revenue.
  2. For individual states the table shows receipts for state and local governments only.

Federal receipts for 1962 and after are based on federal data on receipts in the president’s budget. State and local receipts—both for the United States as a whole and for individual states—for 1992 and after are derived from spending, revenue, and debt data in the Census Bureau’s census of state and local government finances.

Nationwide state and local revenue between 1971 and 1991 is obtained from Statistical Abstract of the United States.

Federal revenue prior to 1962 and state and local revenue prior to 1971 is obtained from Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970.

You can use controls on the table to change the year or to drill down to view more detailed revenue information. You can also view the revenue data as percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Click the button at the right of each line of the table to display a bar chart of government revenues. You can right click on the chart image to copy and paste the image into your own content. Click the image to close the bar chart display.

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Data Sources: For a discussion of the sources of the government revenue data used here read How We Got the Data for

Actual vs. Budgeted: Government revenue data in includes historical revenue and also future revenue in three categories: budgeted, estimated, and guesstimated. Records of recent revenue are more detailed than historical records of earlier times.

For a table of data sources see Government Spending Data: Sources.

Government Revenue Updates: The last update to federal revenue was made in April 2013. The last update to state revenue was made in December 2012. The last update to local government revenue was made in July 2011.

Typically, federal revenue is updated from the president’s budget each February. State and local revenue is updated when published by the US Census Bureau, in the fall for the previous year’s state revenue (e.g., November 2012 for 2011 revenue) and in the early summer for local revenue (e.g., July 2012 for 2010 revenue).

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Data Sources for 2013:

See State GDP Information
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 2.1, 2.4, 2.5, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
Guesstimated” by projecting the latest change in reported revenue forward to future years

> data sources for other years
> data update schedule.

Gross State Product Update for 2013

The US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its Gross State Product (GSP) data for 2013 on June 11, 2014. has updated its individual state GSPs for 2013 and projected nominal and real GSP through 2019 for each state using the projected national GDP numbers from Table 10.1 in the Historical Tables for the Federal FY2014 Budget and the historical GDP data series from the BEA as a baseline.

As before we have projected individual state GSPs out to 2019 by applying a factor to reflect each state's deviation from the national growth rate. (E.g. In 2013 the national real GDP expanded by 1.9 percent. But North Dakota grew by 9.7 percent, a deviation of nearly 7 percent. The deviation is reduced by 40 percent for each year after 2013, making the assumption that each state will slowly revert to the national norm.) displays individual state data going back to 1957, but BEA has nominal GSP data going back to only 1963, and real GSP data going back to 1987.  Also the 1987-1997 real GSP data is in 1997 dollars, not 2009 dollars like the 1997-present data, and the pre-1997 data is based on a different model than post 1997 data.  For the pre-1997 data we have factored it to remove any "bumps" over the 1997 transition.

Because needs GSP data to provide e.g., spending as a percent of GDP, we have extended the two BEA GSP data series back to 1957.  We have assumed that the rate of change of GSP prior to 1963 is the same as the national GDP and we have assumed that the rate of change of real GSP prior to 1987 is the same as the nation real GDP growth rate.

Click here to view a complete list of US states and their 2013 GSP growth rates.

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