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Government Revenue in the US

There are three levels of governments in the US: federal, state, and local. The following table shows current revenue for federal, state and local governments, and also total overall revenue.
 

 1841 1842 1843 
 Federal Revenue21.324.512.6 
 State Revenue0.00.00.0 
 Local Revenue0.00.00.0 
 Total Revenue21.324.512.6 
Revenue: actual

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Federal 1842 Government Revenue

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Federal 1842 Taxes by Type

Type -yr 1842 +yr  
  Total Direct Revenue$24.5 million nom 
  Income Taxes$0.0 million nom 
  Social Insurance Taxes$0.0 million nom 
  Ad valorem Taxes$20.0 million nom 
  Fees and Charges$0.0 million nom 
  Business and Other Revenue$4.5 million nom 
Revenue: actual

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or click: 1840 1841 1842 1843 1844

Data Sources:
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



Deficit / Debt

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GDP / Revenue

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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 1842:

GDP, GO: See GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the US, Colonial Times to 1970
State and Local: not available

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State FY14 Tax Update

On September 27, 2014 usgovernmentspending.com updated FY2014 state revenue with quarterly tax data from the US Census Bureau.  Local tax data was updated by assuming that local taxes for 2014 changed by the same percent as state taxes of the same type.

The following table shows "guesstimated" US state and local total revenue before and after the change.

Revenue
$ billion
FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015
Before2,6682,7162,809-
After2,4152,5892,6752,714

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