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Time Series Chart of Federal Income Taxes

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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’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.

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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.

Federal Income Taxes
Fiscal Years 1910 to 2010
YearGDP-US
$ billion nominal
Population-US
million
Individual Income Tax -fed
percent GDP
Corporate Income Tax -fed
percent GDP
1910MW gdp92.2290.00i0.00i
1911MW gdp93.5230.00i0.00i
1912MW gdp94.8360.00i0.00i
1913MW gdp96.1670.00a0.09a
1914MW gdp97.5160.00i0.11i
1915MW gdp98.8850.00i0.12i
1916MW gdp100.2730.13i0.11i
1917MW gdp101.6800.29i0.33i
1918MW gdp103.1071.66i1.89i
1919MW gdp104.5541.59i1.80i
1920MW gdp106.0222.13i2.39i
1921MW gdp107.6262.17i2.41i
1922MW gdp109.2541.43a1.58a
1923MW gdp110.9080.93i1.02i
1924MW gdp112.5860.97i1.06i
1925MW gdp114.2900.89i0.96i
1926MW gdp116.0190.87i1.08i
1927MW gdp117.7750.91a1.31a
1928MW gdp119.5570.86i1.26i
1929MW gdp121.3661.00i1.13i
193092.2123.2031.19i1.31i
193177.4124.0711.03i1.26i
193259.5124.9450.68a1.01a
193357.2125.8250.71i0.86i
193466.8126.7120.61a0.58a
193574.3127.6050.72i0.76i
193684.9128.5040.78a0.88a
193793129.4101.04i1.12i
193887.4130.3211.46a1.53a
193993.5131.2401.20i1.31i
1940102.9132.1650.87a1.16a
1941129.4133.9661.02a1.64a
1942166135.7921.97a2.84a
1943203.1137.6433.20a4.71a
1944224.6139.5198.77a6.61a
1945228.2141.4218.05a7.01a
1946227.8143.3497.07a5.22a
1947249.9145.3037.18a3.45a
1948274.8147.2837.03a3.52a
1949272.8149.2915.70a4.10a
1950300.2151.3265.25a3.48a
1951347.3153.9176.22a4.06a
1952367.7156.5527.60a5.77a
1953389.7159.2327.65a5.45a
1954391.1161.9587.55a5.40a
1955426.2164.7316.74a4.19a
1956450.1167.5517.15a4.64a
1957474.9170.4207.50a4.46a
1958482173.3377.20a4.16a
1959522.5176.3057.03a3.31a
1960543.3179.3237.49a3.96a
1961563.3181.5887.34a3.72a
1962605.1183.8817.53a3.39a
1963638.6186.2047.45a3.38a
1964685.8188.5557.10a3.43a
1965743.7190.9376.56a3.42a
1966815193.3486.80a3.69a
1967861.7195.7907.14a3.94a
1968942.5198.2637.29a3.04a
19691019.9200.7668.55a3.60a
19701075.9203.3028.40a3.05a
19711167.8205.5157.38a2.29a
19721282.4207.7527.39a2.51a
19731428.5210.0137.23a2.53a
19741548.8212.2997.68a2.49a
19751688.9214.6097.25a2.41a
19761877.6216.9457.01a2.21a
19772086219.3077.56a2.63a
19782356.6221.6947.68a2.54a
19792632.1224.1078.28a2.50a
19802862.5226.5468.53a2.26a
19813210.9228.6708.90a1.90a
19823345230.8158.90a1.47a
19833638.1232.9797.94a1.02a
19844040.7235.1647.39a1.41a
19854346.7237.3697.70a1.41a
19864590.1239.5957.60a1.38a
19874870.2241.8428.06a1.72a
19885252.6244.1107.64a1.80a
19895657.7246.3997.88a1.83a
19905979.6248.7107.81a1.56a
19916174251.8027.58a1.59a
19926539.3254.9337.28a1.53a
19936878.7258.1037.41a1.71a
19947308.7261.3127.43a1.92a
19957664264.5617.70a2.05a
19968100.2267.8508.10a2.12a
19978608.5271.1808.57a2.12a
19989089.1274.5529.12a2.08a
19999665.7277.9669.10a1.91a
200010289.7281.4229.76a2.01a
200110625.3284.1849.36a1.42a
200210980.2286.9747.82a1.35a
200311512.2289.7906.89a1.14a
200412277292.6356.59a1.54a
200513095.4295.5077.08a2.13a
200613857.9298.1457.53a2.55a
200714480.3300.8078.03a2.56a
200814720.3303.4927.78a2.07a
200914417.9306.2026.35a0.96a
201014958.3308.9366.01a1.28a

Legend:
i - interpolated between actual reported values
a - actual reported

Data Sources for 1910:
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 2010:
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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Data Sources for 1910_2010:

Sources for 1910:

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 2010:

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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