U.S. News & World Report cites Tax Freedom Day

April 20, 2012

The Pain of Tax Day Is Only Getting Worse

By Mike Whalen

This week, millions of Americans were painfully reminded of just how much of their hard-earned money goes to fund Uncle Sam's spending addiction. Tax Day was on Tuesday, April 17, the deadline for filing taxes for 2012. As the Heritage Foundation points out, April 17 was also Tax Freedom Day: the day when Americans finally earn enough income to pay off the bill for all federal, state, and local taxes for the year. It was four days later than last year, due to higher taxes, according to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation.

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