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Federal Income Tax

Federal income taxes pay for things like national defense, social programs, law enforcement and interest on the national debt.

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.


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