What is the breakdown of revenues among federal, state, and local governments?
In 2015, federal revenue made up about 61 percent of the $5.7 trillion total, while states collected about 28 percent, and local governments brought in about 11 percent (figure 1).
The federal government collected about $3.4 trillion in 2015. It transferred about $508 billion to states and $23 billion to local governments, leaving it with roughly $2.9 trillion. States collected about $1.6 trillion that same year.
States received $508 billion from the federal government and gave about $500 billion to local governments, leaving about $1.6 billion available for spending.
Local governments collected nearly $650 billion in 2015, 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.