Federal Income Tax
Federal income taxes pay for things like national
defense, social programs, law enforcement and interest on the national
State Income Tax
State and local income tax revenues are used
for public education, police and fire protection, schools and roads.
FICA (also known as Social Security tax) provides benefits for
retired workers, people with disabilities and their dependents.
Medicare helps workers, retired workers and their spouses to
pay for medical
care when they are 65 years of age and older.