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During 2019, how much did federal, state, and local governments collect in taxes on average from every household in the United States?

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In 2019, federal, state and local governments collected a combined total of $5.3 trillion in taxes, or an average of $41,439 from every household in the United States. Governments also spent $1.4 trillion more than they collected in revenues, or an average of $10,919 for every household in the country. This deficit spending is an effective tax on tomorrow's workers and taxpayers.

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