(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Treasury continued to rake in tax dollars at a record rate in November as the federal government closed out the first two months of fiscal 2015 with $404,155,000,000 in total receipts, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.
In constant 2014 dollars, this is the first time federal revenues have topped $400 billion in the first two months of the fiscal year.
Even with these record revenues, the Treasury ran a deficit of $178.531 billion deficit in October and November as it spent $582.686 billion.
This continued to follow the trend seen in fiscal 2014, when the Treasury brought in a record $3,020,809,000,000 in revenue, but spent $3,504,145,000,000, and ended up running a deficit of $483,336,000,000.
In the first two months of this fiscal year, the Treasury spent $1.44 for each $1.00 in tax receipts.
Given that there are 115,831,000 households in the United States, according to the Census Bureau, the Treasury spent $5,030 per household in the first two months of fiscal 2015.
The $178,531,000,000 deficit the Treasury ran in those two months equaled $1,541 per household.
The biggest source for the record federal revenue during the two-month period was the individual income tax. It brought in $192,619,000,000 in October and November. The second biggest source was “Social Insurance and Retirement Receipts,” the taxes Americans pay for Social Security and Medicare. These brought in $146,263,000,000.
Corporate income taxes brought in $12,810,000,000 over the two months.
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