Today marks my 15th year at the Tax Foundation. Looking back, the world was different when I started: people still had dialup internet, Bill Clinton was president, and the Tax Foundation was just seven people in a small...
- Graphic: How Long Americans Work to Pay All Federal, Stat...
Graphic: How Long Americans Work to Pay All Federal, State and Local Taxes, by Type of Tax, 2012
Key Findings This year, Tax Freedom Day falls on April 24, or 114 days into the year. Americans will pay $3.3 trillion in federal taxes and $1.5 trillion in state and local taxes, for a total bill of more than $4.8 trillion, or 31 percent of...
For the most recent version of Tax Freedom Day, please follow this link. What is Tax Freedom Day®? Tax Freedom Day is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for year. A vivid, calendar-based...
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