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Government Tax and Revenue Chart Factory

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 2012, 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.
View: There are many ways to view the revenue data. The default view is functional. There is a census view that conforms with the revenue categories used by the US Census Bureau in its Statistical Abstract. There is a COFOG view that categorizes revenue using the UN methodology.
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 7)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.
? Total Direct Revenue: Total Revenue raised by federal, state, or local government. Does not include intergovernmental revenue such as federal grants *
  ? Select data series to add to chart
 All Categories
* 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 2009) 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

 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.

View Data Series

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

Total Direct Revenue
Fiscal Years 1900 to 2010
YearGDP-US
$ billion nominal
Population-US
million
Total Direct Revenue -fed
percent GDP
1900MW gdp76.2123.22a
1901MW gdp77.6803.11a
1902MW gdp79.1762.69a
1903MW gdp80.7012.53i
1904MW gdp82.2552.49i
1905MW gdp83.8392.26i
1906MW gdp85.4532.33i
1907MW gdp87.0992.42i
1908MW gdp88.7762.49i
1909MW gdp90.4862.37i
1910MW gdp92.2292.59i
1911MW gdp93.5232.66i
1912MW gdp94.8362.44i
1913MW gdp96.1672.43a
1914MW gdp97.5162.53i
1915MW gdp98.8852.14i
1916MW gdp100.2731.77i
1917MW gdp101.6802.03i
1918MW gdp103.1075.28i
1919MW gdp104.5547.20i
1920MW gdp106.0228.27i
1921MW gdp107.6268.32i
1922MW gdp109.2545.75a
1923MW gdp110.9084.96i
1924MW gdp112.5864.90i
1925MW gdp114.2904.43i
1926MW gdp116.0194.31i
1927MW gdp117.7754.63a
1928MW gdp119.5574.40i
1929MW gdp121.3664.10i
193092.2123.2035.24i
193177.4124.0715.14i
193259.5124.9454.43a
193357.2125.8255.70i
193466.8126.7125.82a
193574.2127.6056.11i
193684.8128.5046.10a
193793129.4106.67i
193887.4130.3218.27a
193993.4131.2407.62i
1940102.9132.1656.36a
1941129.3133.9666.74a
1942166135.7928.82a
1943203.1137.64311.82a
1944224.4139.51919.50a
1945228141.42119.81a
1946227.5143.34917.27a
1947249.6145.30315.43a
1948274.5147.28315.14a
1949272.5149.29114.46a
1950299.8151.32613.16a
1951346.9153.91714.88a
1952367.3156.55218.01a
1953389.2159.23217.88a
1954390.5161.95817.85a
1955425.5164.73115.38a
1956449.4167.55116.60a
1957474170.42016.88a
1958481.2173.33716.55a
1959521.7176.30515.19a
1960542.4179.32317.05a
1961562.2181.58816.79a
1962603.9183.88116.51a
1963637.5186.20416.72a
1964684.5188.55516.45a
1965742.3190.93715.74a
1966813.4193.34816.08a
1967860195.79017.30a
1968940.7198.26316.26a
19691017.6200.76618.36a
19701073.3203.30217.96a
19711164.9205.51516.06a
19721279.1207.75216.21a
19731425.4210.01316.19a
19741545.2212.29917.03a
19751684.9214.60916.56a
19761873.4216.94515.91a
19772081.8219.30717.08a
19782351.6221.69416.99a
19792627.3224.10717.63a
19802857.3226.54618.10a
19813207228.67018.69a
19823343.8230.81518.47a
19833634232.97916.53a
19844037.6235.16416.51a
19854339237.36916.92a
19864579.6239.59516.80a
19874855.2241.84217.60a
19885236.4244.11017.36a
19895641.6246.39917.57a
19905963.1248.71017.31a
19916158.1251.80217.13a
19926520.3254.93316.74a
19936858.6258.10316.83a
19947287.2261.31217.27a
19957639.7264.56117.69a
19968073.1267.85018.00a
19978577.6271.18018.41a
19989062.8274.55219.00a
19999630.7277.96618.98a
200010252.3282.17219.75a
200110581.8285.08218.82a
200210936.4287.80416.94a
200311458.2290.32615.55a
200412213.7293.04615.39a
200513036.6295.75316.52a
200613814.6298.59317.42a
200714451.9301.58017.77a
200814712.8304.37517.16a
200914448.9307.00714.57a
201014992.1309.32614.44b

Legend:
a - actual reported
i - interpolated between actual reported values
b - budgeted estimate in US FY11 budget

Data Sources for 1900:
GDP: Samuel H. Williamson, "What Was the U.S. GDP Then?" MeasuringWorth, 2015.
Federal: Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the US, Colonial Times to 1970
State and Local: Hist. Stats of US, Colonial Times to 1970 and 1789 - 1945

Data Sources for 2010:
GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 2.1, 2.4, 2.5, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances

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Revenue Data Sources

Revenue data is from official government sources.

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 1820.

State and local revenue data for individual states begins in 1957.

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State and Local Finances for FY 2017

On November 1, 2019 we updated the state and local spending and revenue for FY 2017 using the new Census Bureau State and Local Government Finances summaries for FY 2017 released on October 30, 2019.  This includes state and local spending for the United States as a whole and the 50 individual states and the District of Columbia.

State and local spending and revenue for FY2017 are now actual historical spending as reported by the Census Bureau.  Previously state spending and revenue for FY2017 were actual, and local spending and revenue were estimated.  The following table shows the difference between estimated and actual local spending and revenue for FY2017:

FY 2017Estimated
$ billion
Actual
$ billion
Local Spending$1,850$1,895
Local Revenue$1,254$1,335

The Census Bureau proposes to update revised state and local finances for 2016 in December 2019

We have updated the "guesstimated" state and local finances for FY2018-24 as indicated in our "guesstimate" blog entries.

UPDATE 11/04/2019:

We have updated data for individual local government units with data for 2017.

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