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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 2017
YearGDP-US
$ per capita 2009
Population-US
million
Total Direct Revenue -total
$ per capita 2009
195014,419151.3263006a
195115,318153.9173415i
195215,673156.5524033a
195316,133159.2324146a
195415,772161.9584118a
195516,611164.7313895a
195616,680167.5514185a
195716,744170.4204304a
195816,342173.3374205a
195917,175176.3054170a
196017,320179.3234648a
196117,540181.5884726a
196218,381183.8814899a
196318,942186.2045111a
196419,785188.5555310a
196520,807190.9375416a
196621,903193.3485787a
196722,224195.7906191a
196823,023198.2636189a
196923,450200.7666895a
197023,205203.3026925a
197123,711205.5156648a
197224,687207.7527042a
197325,799210.0137390a
197425,390212.2997530a
197525,067214.6097327a
197626,132216.9457615a
197727,042219.3078177a
197828,239221.6948407a
197928,822224.1078722a
198028,442226.5468801a
198128,909228.6709145a
198228,093230.8159043a
198329,122232.9798837a
198430,945235.1649355a
198531,957237.3699906a
198632,772239.59510276a
198733,592241.84210911a
198834,679244.11011066a
198935,621246.39911474i
199035,967248.71011595a
199135,500251.80211395a
199236,310254.93311648a
199336,849258.10311927a
199437,865261.31212302a
199538,417264.56112737a
199639,386267.85013283a
199740,648271.18013927a
199841,935274.55214707a
199943,428277.96615056a
200044,649281.42215949a
200144,634284.18414819i
200244,986286.97413517a
200345,792289.79013751a
200447,069292.63514918a
200548,173295.50715611a
200649,020298.14516612a
200749,456300.80717660a
200848,876303.49215497a
200947,086306.20211959a
201042,205308.93613695a
201142,217311.57614368a
201242,867314.23913423e
201343,776316.92514714g
201444,862319.63415486g
201546,304322.36615969g
201647,804325.01016442g
201749,252327.67616951g

Legend:
a - actual reported
i - interpolated between actual reported values
b - budgeted estimate in US FY13 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 2017:
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

> State and Local Finances FY12

> data update schedule.

Data Sources for 1950_2017:

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 2017:

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.

CBO Long-term Outlook 2014

On July 15, 2014, the Congressional Budget Office released its annual Long Term Budget Outlook, which projects federal spending and revenue out into the 2080s.  As before, the CBO study shows that federal health-care programs will eat the budget.

UsGovernmentspending.com has updated its chart of the CBO Long Term Budget Outlook here.  You can download the data and also view CBO Long Term Budget Outlooks going back to 1999.

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