- This year, Tax Freedom Day falls on April 24, or 114 days into the year (excluding Leap Day).
- Americans will pay $3.3 trillion in federal taxes and $1.6 trillion in state and local taxes, for a total bill of almost $5.0 trillion, or 31 percent of the nation’s income.
- Tax Freedom Day is one day earlier than last year, due to slightly lower federal tax collections as a proportion of the economy.
- Americans will collectively spend more on taxes in 2016 than they will on food, clothing, and housing combined.
- If you include annual federal borrowing, which represents future taxes owed, Tax Freedom Day would occur 16 days later, on May 10.
- Tax Freedom Day is a significant date for taxpayers and lawmakers because it represents how long Americans as a whole have to work in order to pay the nation’s tax burden.
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