Most of California government revenue comes from taxes. Explore which taxes form the dominant sources of revenue for state government. The graph allows you to see how revenues have changed over time as well as the volatility of different types of taxes. Narrow in on specific year ranges and control for inflation, growing population, or growing incomes.
Note: California does not differentiate capital gains from other income. Therefore Personal Income Tax and Corporate Tax numbers include tax revenue from what would be called "capital gains" at the federal level.
Instructions: Use the drop down menus at the bottom to select a metrics and to control for inflation. Adjusting per capita shows the tax collected per resident of california for each year (averaging across all residents including children).
Note that the "Per $100 of Income" option shows the average taxes collected per $100 of a person's income (this is calculated by dividing total tax collected by
total personal income in the state). This places CA finances in the context of the increasing wealth of the state's residents over time.
(1) All financial, population and income data comes from the Governor's 2012-3 Proposed Budget summary, schedules 3 and 6, available here: http://www.ebudget.ca.gov/BudgetSummary/SCD/32284097.html.
(2) CPI data was taken from the California Department of Finance website (calendar year averages) available at
http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/FS_DATA/LatestEconData/FS_Price.htm. 2010 was used as the base year.
CACS is not responsible for the accuracy of data received from outside sources. Please email us at email@example.com if you believe you have found an error in the visualization.