$112 billion

October 7, 2013 | Number of The Day
Amount the IRS collected from New Jerseyans in 2011

New Jersey has three percent of the population of the United States, yet it provides 4.6 percent of the national budget. That came to $112 billion in fiscal year 2011, according to statehealthfacts.org, a website operated by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Residents send little more than a tenth of that sum in income taxes to the state: New Jersey collected $12.8 billion in income taxes that year. Nevertheless, the total tax sum collected in New Jersey was $27.2 billion.

Surprisingly, in terms of state tax burdens, was the sales tax, which provided $12 billion to the state budget. Property taxes came to $4 billion, while licenses and other taxes totaled about $2 billion.