Posts Tagged "Tax Freedom Day"

2012 Tax Freedom Day is April 17

Posted on May 15, 2012

According to the Tax Foundation, April 17, 2012, was not only the day 2011 tax returns were due, it also was Tax Freedom Day for 2012. That means Americans worked 107 days, from January 1 to April 17 to earn enough money to pay their federal, state, and local taxes for 2012. If the federal government collected enough taxes to meet 2012 federal spending, Tax Freedom Day would have come 27 days later — on May 14, 2012. And unless Congress acts to prevent tax increases scheduled for 2013, next year’s Tax Freedom Day will be eleven days later than in 2012, and the average American household will pay $3,800 more in...

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“Tax Freedom Day” came later in 2011

Posted on May 6, 2011

“Tax Freedom Day” fell on April 12 in 2011, three days later than in 2010. According to the Tax Foundation, all the money earned by taxpayers in the first 102 days of 2011 will go to pay their federal, state, and local taxes. Another statistic from the Tax Foundation: If the government were to collect enough taxes to fund all spending for 2011 (with no deficit), Tax Freedom Day would be May 23, 2011. That’s 41 more days of work to provide the additional $1.48 trillion of revenue...

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