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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’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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Download Data File

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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.

Individual Income Tax
Fiscal Years 1950 to 2015
YearGDP-US
$ billion nominal
Population-US
million
Individual Income Tax -fed
percent GDP
1950300.2151.3265.24a
1951347.3153.9176.23a
1952367.7156.5527.59a
1953389.7159.2327.65a
1954391.1161.9587.55a
1955426.2164.7316.74a
1956450.1167.5517.15a
1957474.9170.4207.50a
1958482173.3377.20a
1959522.5176.3057.03a
1960543.3179.3237.49a
1961563.3181.5887.34a
1962605.1183.8817.53a
1963638.6186.2047.45a
1964685.8188.5557.10a
1965743.7190.9376.56a
1966815193.3486.80a
1967861.7195.7907.14a
1968942.5198.2637.29a
19691019.9200.7668.55a
19701075.9203.3028.40a
19711167.8205.5157.38a
19721282.4207.7527.39a
19731428.5210.0137.23a
19741548.8212.2997.68a
19751688.9214.6097.25a
19761877.6216.9457.01a
19772086219.3077.56a
19782356.6221.6947.68a
19792632.1224.1078.28a
19802862.5226.5468.53a
19813210.9228.6708.90a
19823345230.8158.90a
19833638.1232.9797.94a
19844040.7235.1647.39a
19854346.7237.3697.70a
19864590.1239.5957.60a
19874870.2241.8428.06a
19885252.6244.1107.64a
19895657.7246.3997.88a
19905979.6248.7107.81a
19916174251.8027.58a
19926539.3254.9337.28a
19936878.7258.1037.41a
19947308.7261.3127.43a
19957664264.5617.70a
19968100.2267.8508.10a
19978608.5271.1808.57a
19989089.1274.5529.12a
19999665.7277.9669.10a
200010289.7282.1629.76a
200110625.3284.9699.36a
200210980.2287.6257.82a
200311512.2290.1086.89a
200412277292.8056.59a
200513095.4295.5177.08a
200613857.9298.3807.53a
200714480.3301.2318.03a
200814720.3304.0947.78a
200914417.9306.7726.35a
201014958.3309.3506.01a
201115533.8311.5837.03a
201216244.6313.8746.97a
201316797.5316.1297.84a
201417332.3318.4008.00b
201518219.4321.3638.42b

Legend:
a - actual reported
i - interpolated between actual reported values
e - estimated by usgovernmentspending.com
b - budgeted estimate in US FY15 budget
g - 'guesstimated' projection by usgovernmentspending.com

Data Sources for 1950:
GDP: US Bureau of Economic Analysis
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: Fed. Budget: Hist. Table 10.1
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 1950_2015:

Sources for 1950:

GDP: US Bureau of Economic Analysis
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: Fed. Budget: Hist. Table 10.1
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.

Federal Revenue by State for 2013

On April 6, 2014, we updated usgovernmentspending.com with the numbers from "SOI Tax Stats - Gross Collections, by Type of Tax and State, Fiscal Year - IRS Data Book Table 5" of the IRS Data Book for 2013.  The data can be viewed on the Federal Revenue by State page here.

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