Tax Freedom Day represents how long Americans as a whole have to work in order to pay the nation’s tax burden. In 2019, Americans will pay $3.4 trillion in federal taxes and $1.8 trillion in state and local taxes, for a total bill of over $5.2 trillion, or 29 percent of the nation’s income.
State Policy Intern
Emma is an intern with the Center for State Tax Policy.
Taxing the extraction of water does not make sense as an excise tax and does not make sense as a mechanism to finance rural broadband and public education.