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2017 Income Tax Receipt

Use this chart to get a sense of how state government spends tax dollars. To find out exactly how your tax dollars contributed to the operations of the government, create your own tax receipt here.

State Spending 2017-2018

Chart of State spending

  • Source: Governor's Budget 2017-18 Enacted Budget Summary

NOTE: Total does not add to 100% due to rounding.

Description of state spending funds

Create my tax receipt

How does it work? First, you need a copy of your:

  • 2017 California state income tax return

In the box below, enter your total tax from your California income tax return:

  • Forms 540, line 64
  • Form 540 2EZ, line 21
  • Form 540NR Long, line 74

Press the “Get CA Tax Receipt” button.

When you get your receipt, we think you will have a much better understanding of where your government spends your money.

This is a general estimate of how your taxes are spent.


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Last Updated: 12/11/2017

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