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Government Tax and Revenue Chart

Create and customize charts of government revenue.

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Use the controls below to CUSTOMIZE chart or CHANGE the data series

Hover mouse over dropdown controls for help. Remember, you can display a maximum of five data series at once.

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Revenue Units: By default, government revenue is displayed in billions of dollars. But using a dropdown control in the table heading you can select $ bln 2005, pct GDP and more.
Chart Title: You can create a title for your chart. Use the text field to enter a title and click the button to the right of the text field.
US or State: By default, the chart shows overall United States government revenue. But you can select revenue for individual states by selecting the state dropdown control in the table heading.
State, Local: By default, you can chart state revenue or local revenue by clicking a radio button in the selection table. But you can chart state-and-local combined by selecting state n local in the state/local dropdown control in the table heading.
Linear/Log: By default, the data series are displayed as linear charts. But you can also select a log chart. Linear charts show constant amount changes as a straight line; Log charts show constant rates of change as a straight line.
Line/Bar: By default, the data series are displayed as line charts. But you can also select a bar chart.
Data Stack: By default, the data series are “stacked” when displayed on the chart. But you can change the setting to “un stack” the data series.
Chart Size: By default, the chart is displayed at medium size. But you can use the dropdown control to change the size.
Color: By default charts are displayed with color data lines and fill. You can change this to grayscale if you want.
US Budget Year: By default, the chart displays budgeted and estimated federal revenue in the current US Budget submitted to the Congress by the president. But you can look at previous budgeted numbers using this dropdown control.

Data Range

Start Year: You can select any start 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 start year to get close, then select the start year you want.
End Year: You can select any end 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 an end year to get close, then select the end year you want.
Category (max 5)Sub-categoryFed Gov. 
Xfer 
State Local Total   
 
Data Series: Select a revenue series you want to chart from a dropdown on the left. If you select on the bottom dropdown you will add a data series (up to a maximum of five). The right-hand dropdown allows you to replace a data series with a more narrowly focused series. Click the “X” link to remove a data series from the chart.
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* If you add data series at same government level, this item will be shown as Remaining Revenue.

If you’d like to create your own custom chart of revenue data you should use the table above to make your selections.

  • Select the year range: Select the start year and the end year you want by selecting the years you want in the two year dropdown boxes.
  • Select revenue items: Just select the revenue item you want from the dropdown control. Then click a radio button to select the level of government: federal, state, or local. If you select from the < select > you will add another data series to your chart. Up to 5 data series are allowed at once. Click the “X” link to remove a data series from the chart.
  • Select units: You can select the display in billions of nominal (i.e. inflated) dollars, billions of real (i.e. year 2005) dollars, or as percent of GDP.
  • Choose chart features: You can select the size of the chart, switch from bar chart to line chart, select color or black and white, stacked or not. You can also blow up the chart to fill the screen with the “fullsize” tab control above the chart display.

Download Data

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Download Data File

 Click button to download CSV file of dataset in chart
 

Download Tab-delimited Data

Copy and Paste: To copy and paste data into spreadsheet for analysis, just copy the tab-delimited text in the textbox below (click cursor in text box, then press ctrl-A then press ctrl-C) and paste it into your spreadsheet.

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Below is a formatted version of the data displayed in the chart.

Total Direct Revenue
Fiscal Years 1950 to 2015
YearGDP-US
$ billion 2009
Population-US
million
Total Direct Revenue -fed
$ billion 2009
19502181.9151.326286.68a
19512357.7153.917350.40a
19522453.7156.552441.54a
19532568.9159.232458.86a
19542554.4161.958455.24a
19552736.4164.731420.23a
19562794.7167.551463.12a
19572853.5170.420480.63a
19582832.6173.337468.00a
19593028.1176.305459.28a
19603105.8179.323528.73a
19613185.1181.588533.70a
19623379.9183.881556.76a
19633527.1186.204588.55a
19643730.5188.555612.57a
19653972.9190.937624.04a
19664234.9193.348679.84a
19674351.2195.790751.48a
19684564.7198.263740.88a
19694707.9200.766862.65a
19704717.7203.302845.44a
19714873205.515780.89a
19725128.8207.752829.11a
19735418.2210.013875.40a
19745390.2212.299916.08a
19755379.5214.609888.96a
19765669.3216.945899.97a
19775930.6219.3071010.87a
19786260.4221.6941061.45a
19796459.2224.1071136.95a
19806443.4226.5461164.00a
19816610.6228.6701233.78a
19826484.3230.8151197.54a
19836784.7232.9791119.99a
19847277.2235.1641200.24a
19857585.7237.3691281.01a
19867852.1239.5951315.76a
19878123.9241.8421425.02a
19888465.4244.1101465.38a
19898777246.3991537.54a
19908945.4248.7101543.80a
19918938.9251.8021527.45a
19929256.7254.9331544.66a
19939510.8258.1031596.04a
19949894.7261.3121703.88a
199510163.7264.5611792.69a
199610549.5267.8501892.42a
199711022.9271.1802022.15a
199811513.4274.5522180.96a
199912071.4277.9662282.28a
200012565.2281.4222473.05a
200112684.4284.1842376.94a
200212909.7286.9742178.78a
200313270289.7902054.45a
200413774292.6352109.36a
200514235.6295.5072341.12a
200614615.2298.1452538.40a
200714876.8300.8072638.30a
200814833.6303.4922543.42a
200914417.9306.2022104.99a
201014779.4308.9362139.23b
201115052.4311.5762487.62b
201215470.7314.2392786.98b
201315759316.9252991.02b
201416076.7319.6343205.13b
201516614.4322.3663313.58b

Legend:
a - actual reported
i - interpolated between actual reported values
b - budgeted estimate in US FY11 budget
e - estimated by usgovernmentspending.com
g - 'guesstimated' projection by usgovernmentspending.com

Data Sources for 1950:
GDP, GO: See GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the US, Colonial Times to 1970
State and Local: Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the US, Colonial Times to 1970

Data Sources for 2015:
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

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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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Next Data Update

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Data Sources for 1950_2015:

Sources for 1950:

GDP, GO: See GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the US, Colonial Times to 1970
State and Local: Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the US, Colonial Times to 1970

Sources for 2015:

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.

Medicare/Social Security Trustee Reports Released

On July 28, 2014, the Center for Medicare Services released its annual Medicare Trustees Report, which projects Medicare spending out into the 2080s.  As in the past, the report shows that federal health-care programs will eat the budget.

UsGovernmentspending.com has updated its chart of the Medicare Outlook here based on data in the 2014 Medicare Trustees Report.  You can download the data and also view selected Medicare Trustee forecasts going back to 2005.

On July 28, 2014, the Social Security Administration released its annual OASDI Trustees Report, which projects Social Security spending out into the 2080s.  As in the past, the report shows that Social Security spending will max out at about 6 percent of GDP.

UsGovernmentspending.com is publishing for the first time a chart of the Social Security Outlook here based on data in the 2014 OASDI Trustees Report.  You can download the data and also view OASDI Trustee forecasts for 2005 and 1997.

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