CBO said Wednesday the FY 2014 shortfall was down approximately $195 billion from the previous fiscal year’s deficit and equivalent to 2.8 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product.
The agency estimates the U.S. government had a $106 billion budget surplus as of September,
Revenues coming from individual and corporate tax payments grew by 9 percent to $3 trillion during FY 2014, compared with the year-ago level, the report states.
According to CBO, annual government spending reached $3.5 trillion, a $44 billion increase from net outlays seen during FY 2013.
The report noted increased federal investments in healthcare programs, social security benefits and educational initiatives.