Because it is a high-income state, Connecticut residents pay more federal taxes, on average, than those in most other states — $9,998.60 per taxpayer in 2017. But when it comes to federal contracting dollars, Connecticut is nearly always near the top of the list. According to the federal database USAspending.gov, in 2014, companies and non-profits received $13.7 billion in federal contracting dollars, ranking the state 7th in the nation as far as the money it received in federal contracts. Last year, Connecticut dropped to 10th on the list, receiving slightly more than $12 billion in federal contract awards. With a big boost in the 2018 Pentagon budget, the state is on track to do better this federal fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30.