On average during 2018, how much did federal, state, and local governments collect in taxes from every household in the United States?
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In 2018, federal, state and local governments collected a combined total of 5.1 trillion in taxes, or an average of $39,869 from every household in the United States. These governments also spent $1.2 trillion more than they collected in revenues, or an average of $9,589 for every household in the United States. This deficit spending is an effective tax on tomorrow's workers and taxpayers.
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