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Revenue details break down government receipts by type and by level of government. You can also drill down to view more detail by clicking the [+] control on each line.

Units: By default, values are displayed in billions of dollars. By using a dropdown control in the table heading you can select millions of dollars, percent of GDP, percent of federal total, percent of overall total, dollars per capita of population, and thousand dollars per capita of population.
Fiscal Year: The default year displayed is the current US government fiscal year. But you can select any 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 year to get close, then select the year you want. You can increase or decrease the year using the “yr” text links in the table heading.
US Budget Year: By default, the table displays budgeted and estimated numbers in the current US Budget submitted to the Congress by the president. But you can look at previous budgeted numbers using the dropdown control at the bottom of the table.
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GDP: $14,712.8 bln
GO:
$26,989.2 bln
State and Local Revenue: By default, state and local revenue are displayed separately. But you can select state'n local and display state and local revenue combined.
US or State: By default, the table shows values for governments in the United States overall. But you can select individual states by selecting the state dropdown control in the table heading or the text link right above it.
Pie Chart: Click on a pie icon to display a pie chart. You can create a pie chart for federal, state and local, and overall revenue.

United States Federal
State and Local Government Revenue
US CA >
Pop: 304.4 million
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[+]  Income Taxes 1,450.1 0.0 327.9 34.3 1,812.2
[+]  Social Insurance Taxes 900.2 0.0 46.8 6.2 953.2
[+]  Ad valorem Taxes 140.1 0.0 451.9 515.6 1,107.6
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Fees and Charges 0.0 0.0 153.9 221.8 375.7
[+]  Business and Other Revenue 33.6 0.0 156.7 228.4 418.7
[+]  Balance -0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.0
[+]  Total Direct RevenueStart chart 2,524.0 0.0 1,137.1 1,006.3 4,667.4
[+]  Federal Deficit 458.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 458.6
[+]  Gross Public Debt 9,986.1 0.0 1,006.4 1,558.0 12,550.5
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a - actual reported
Data Sources:
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 Definitions

Income Taxes: Individual and corporate income taxes.

Social Insurance Taxes: FICA taxes, unemployment, disability taxes.

Ad valorem Taxes: Sales, excise and property taxes, licenses.

Fees and Charges: Fees for government services other than taxes.

Business and Other Revenue: Revenue from government businesses such as liquor stores and utilities.

Total Direct Revenue: Total Revenue raised by federal, state, or local government. Does not include intergovernmental revenue such as federal grants.

Notes

The table shows overall government receipts for the specified fiscal year. Revenue totals are aggregated for each major source of revenue.

  1. For the United States the table shows receipts for all levels of government—federal revenue, state revenue, and local revenue.
  2. For individual states the table shows receipts for state and local governments only.

All federal receipts prior to 2020, state revenue prior to 2018 and local revenue prior to 2018 are actual. More recent spending, including future years out to 2025, are budgeted, estimated, or guesstimated.

Federal receipts for 1962 and after are based on federal data on receipts in the president’s budget. State and local receipts—both for the United States as a whole and for individual states—for 1992 and after are derived from spending, revenue, and debt data in the Census Bureau’s census of state and local government finances.

Nationwide state and local revenue between 1971 and 1991 is obtained from Statistical Abstract of the United States. State and local revenue for individual states between 1957 and 1991 is obtained from an MS Access database at a US Census Bureau site: Govt_Finances.zip.

Federal revenue prior to 1962 and state and local revenue prior to 1971 is obtained from Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970.

You can use controls on the table to change the year or to drill down to view more detailed revenue information. You can also view the revenue data as percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Click the button at the right of each line of the table to display a bar chart of government revenues. You can right click on the chart image to copy and paste the image into your own content. Click the image to close the bar chart display.

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Data Sources: For a discussion of the sources of the government revenue data used here read How We Got the Data for usgovernmentrevenue.com.

Actual vs. Budgeted: Government revenue data in usgovernmentrevenue.com includes historical revenue and also future revenue in three categories: budgeted, estimated, and guesstimated. Records of recent revenue are more detailed than historical records of earlier times.

For a table of data sources see Government Spending Data: Sources.

Government Revenue Updates: The most recent year for actual federal revenue is FY 2019. The most recent year for actual state revenue is FY 2017. The most recent year for actual local government revenue is FY 2017.

Typically, federal revenue for the fiscal year ending September 30 is first updated from the US Treasury data published in mid October each year, and then updated when the federal budget is published the following February. State and local revenue is updated when published by the US Census Bureau.

The update schedule is published on Government Spending Update Schedule.

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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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Data Sources for 2008:

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

> data sources for other years
> data update schedule.

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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