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Did you know that in 2014 the Federal Reserve Bank made 116 billion with expenses at 12 billion. That’s 104 billion in profit in just 1 year. Our payroll taxes go to pay them. They are also Tax Excempt!

Income and Expenses

Table 4 summarizes the income, expenses, and distributions of net earnings of the Reserve Banks for 2014 and 2013. Income in 2014 was $116,562 million, compared with $91,150 million in 2013.

Expenses totaled $12,579 million:

  • $6,862 million in interest paid to depository institutions on reserve balances and term deposits;
  • $3,926 million in Reserve Bank operating expenses;
  • $383 million in net periodic pension expense;
  • $112 million in interest expense on securities sold under agreements to repurchase;
  • $590 million in assessments for Board of Governors expenditure;
  • $711 million for new currency costs;
  • $563 million for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau costs; and
  • $2 million in other costs.

The expenses were reduced by $570 million in reimbursements for services provided to government agencies. Net deductions from current net income totaled $2,718 million, which includes $2,907 million in unrealized losses on foreign currency denominated investments revalued to reflect current market exchange rates, $110 million in net income associated with consolidated VIEs, and $81 million in realized gains on federal agency and GSE mortgage-backed securities (GSE MBS). Dividends paid to member banks, set at 6 percent of paid-in capital by section 7(1) of the Federal Reserve Act, totaled $1,686 million.

Comprehensive net income before interest on Federal Reserve notes expense remitted to Treasury totaled $99,653 million in 2014 (net income of $101,265 million, decreased by other comprehensive loss of $1,612 million). Earnings remittances to Treasury totaled $96,902 million in 2014. The remittances equal comprehensive income after the deduction of dividends paid and the amount necessary to equate the Reserve Banks’ surplus to paid-in capital.

Section 11 of this report, “Statistical Tables,” provides more detailed information on the Reserve Banks and the VIEs. Table 9 is a statement of condition for each Reserve Bank; table 10 details the income and expenses of each Reserve Bank for 2014; table 11 shows a condensed statement for each Reserve Bank for the years 1914 through 2014; and table 13 gives the number and annual salaries of officers and employees for each Reserve Bank. A detailed account of the assessments and expenditures of the Board of Governors appears in the Board of Governors Financial Statements (see section 12, “Federal Reserve System Audits”).

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