Question of the Day
On average during 2018, how much did federal, state, and local governments collect in taxes from every household in the United States?
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.