Americans are sending record amounts of cash to Uncle Sam—who apparently still needs more money.
Taxpayers have paid a grand total of $3.25 trillion in taxes for fiscal year 2015, according to newly released federal data, which was $228 billion higher than the total receipts in fiscal year 2014. That water mark was an increase of 8 percent, and was the highest amount on record.
According to the Monthly Treasury Statement released Thursday, more than one-third of fiscal 2015's taxes came from individuals, at $1.54 trillion, while corporations paid little more than one-ninth at $347.80 billion. The rest comes from social insurance and retirement taxes, excise taxes, estate and gift taxes, customs duties, and other miscellaneous receipts.