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Federal Revenue Trends Over Time

How has federal revenue changed over the past few years? This chart shows the various source categories for federal revenue over a five year period. Click a category to view revenue by subcategory. What changes have occurred over the past five years? What impact do changes in a subcategory have on government revenue?

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Federal Revenue Trends over Time by Category

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The visualization was created using Monthly Treasury Statement (MTS) as the data source for federal government revenue of the United States. Some categories from the MTS have been renamed in order to be more easily understood. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was used to adjust revenue in fiscal years 2015-2018 for inflation. Adjusting for inflation allows users to see real, not nominal, changes in sources of revenue over time.

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