If you pay 20% in income taxes, that means your whole Monday is spent working for the government, as if Mondays weren’t bad enough.
Tax Freedom Day represents how long into the year Americans work before they have earned enough money to pay all federal, state, and local taxes for the year. The data is released annually by the Tax Foundation, an independent tax policy nonprofit. Last year, the day the nation as a whole earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year was, oddly enough, April 16 -- that’s 105 days.
When do residents of your state reach tax freedom day? Click on the gallery to see the total tax burden per capita in each of the 50 states and D.C, and when residents can expect to be finished working for the government. The data is based on U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis for 2019.