What is the breakdown of revenues among federal, state, and local governments?
In 2013, federal revenue made up nearly 60 percent of the $5 trillion total, while states collected about 27 percent, and local governments brought in about 14 percent (figure 1).
The federal government collected about $3.1 trillion in 2013. It transferred about $420 billion to states and just over $25 billion to local governments, leaving it with roughly $2.7 trillion. States collected about $1.4 trillion that same year.
States received about $420 billion from the federal government and gave $470 billion to local governments, leaving about $1.37 billion available for spending.
Local governments collected nearly $720 billion in 2013, giving them roughly $1.2 trillion after adding what they received from state and federal transfers.
Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts, Federal Receipts: Table 3.2; State Receipts: Table 3.20; Local Receipts: Table 3.21.