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Government Revenue Breakdown

Government revenues are collected from only a few types of source.

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Per Capita Total Government Revenue
in the United States
Federal, State, and Local
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2014   +1yr +5yr


 Income Taxes   $6,608 / person   
 Social Insurance Taxes   + $4,602 / person   
 Ad valorem Taxes   + $3,771 / person   
 Fees and Charges   + $1,378 / person   
 Business and Other Revenue   + $1,400 / person   
 Balance   + $-0 / person   
 Total Direct Revenue   $17,758 / person   
 Federal Deficit   + $2,030 / person   
 Gross Public Debt   + $65,656 / person   
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Revenue Data Sources

Revenue data is from official government sources.
  Federal data since 1962 comes from the president’s budget.
  All other revenue data comes from the US Census Bureau.

Gross Domestic Product data comes from US Bureau of Economic Analysis and measuringworth.com.

Detailed table of revenue data sources here.

Federal revenue data begins in 1792.

State and local revenue data begins in 1890.

State and local revenue data for individual states begins in 1957.

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Data Sources for 2014:

GDP, GO: See GDP, GO Sources
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.

State FY14 Tax Update

On September 27, 2014 usgovernmentspending.com updated FY2014 state revenue with quarterly tax data from the US Census Bureau.  Local tax data was updated by assuming that local taxes for 2014 changed by the same percent as state taxes of the same type.

The following table shows "guesstimated" US state and local total revenue before and after the change.

Revenue
$ billion
FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015
Before2,6682,7162,809-
After2,4152,5892,6752,714

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