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Government Revenue Breakdown

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

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Federal Government Revenue
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2001   +1yr +5yr


 Income Taxes   $1.1 trillion   
 Social Insurance Taxes   + $0.7 trillion   
 Ad valorem Taxes   + $0.1 trillion   
 Fees and Charges   + $0.0 trillion   
 Business and Other Revenue   + $0.0 trillion   
 Balance   + $-0.0 trillion   
 Total Direct Revenue   $2.0 trillion   
 Federal Deficit   + $-0.1 trillion   
 Gross Public Debt   + $5.8 trillion   
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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 2001:

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

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State and Local Finances Update for FY 2012

On December 11, 2014 usgovernmentspending.com updated the state and local spending and revenue for FY 2012 using the newly released Census Bureau State and Local Government Finances for FY 2012.  This includes state and local spending for the United States as a whole and individual states and the District of Columbia.

State and local spending and revenue for FY2012 are now actual historical spending as reported by the Census Bureau.  Previously state spending and revenue for FY2012 was actual and local spending and revenue was estimated.  The following table shows the difference between estimated and actual spending and revenue for FY2012:

FY 2012Estimated
$ billion
Actual
$ billion
Spending$1,657$1,647
Revenue$1,038$1,075

We have updated the "guesstimated" state and local finances for FY2013-19.

Also updated were state and local finances for 2009, 2010, and 2011 using newly released Census Bureau revised data.

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