Government Receipts and Expenditures

Current receipts
Q4 2019
$5,781.2 Bn
Q3 2019
$5,738.2 Bn
Current expenditures
Q4 2019
$7,245.0 Bn
Q3 2019
$7,190.7 Bn

Receipts and expenditures tables labeled "government" combine federal, state, and local activities. Data also are produced for the federal government, and for state and local governments combined. BEA produces the only comprehensive estimates of state and local government activity available on a timely basis.

Note: Government receipts are not available with the first (advance) estimate of GDP for each quarter. For the fourth quarter only, government receipts are not available in the first or second estimates.

  • Current Release: March 26, 2020
  • Next Release: April 29, 2020

What are Government Receipts and Expenditures?

Tax receipts, spending, and other transactions data for state and local governments combined and for the U.S. government. These statistics are used to assess the fiscal health of different levels of government and to see trends over time.

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