Where do most of our taxes go?

The federal taxes you pay are used by the government to invest in technology and education, and to provide goods and services for the benefit of the American people. The three biggest categories of expenditures are: Major health programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid. Social security.

Where does California’s budget go?

The balance of the state budget supports other key public services – including wildland fire prevention and control, environmental protection, and state parks – and the institutions that comprise the state’s system of governance, such as the courts, the Legislature, the Governor’s Office, and other statewide • $12.6 …

What do California property taxes pay for?

For many California taxpayers, the property tax bill is one of the largest tax payments they make each year. For thousands of California local governments—K–12 schools, community colleges, cities, counties, and special districts—revenue from property tax bills represents the foundation of their budgets.

What taxes do we pay in California?

Sales tax
  • 6.00% – State. 3.9375% – State – General Fund. 0.50% – State – Local Public Safety Fund. 0.50% – State – Local Revenue Fund for local health and social services. …
  • 1.25% – Uniform Local Tax. 0.25% – Local County – Transportation funds. 1.00% – Local City/County – Operational funds.