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Federal Revenue Trends

How has federal revenue changed over the past few years?

The chart below 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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Click a category below to see how subcategories have contributed to revenue trends over the past five years.

How does the revenue of the United States compare to other countries?

When you're done here, see how revenue collected by the U.S. government compares to other countries.


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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was used to adjust revenue in fiscal years 2013-2016 for inflation. Adjusting for inflation allows users to see real, not nominal, changes in sources of revenue over time.