Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go


tax allocationThe closer we inch toward April, the more you hear about taxes. Preparing your taxes is not exactly an exciting endeavor — it is a tedious task all Americans must share. Taxation without representation was one of the central causes for the Revolutionary War, a series of battles waged to gain independence from Great Britain. From that rebellion centuries ago came the foundation of our government today, and with it, the ever-evolving structure of our tax system.

To get you in a positive mood before you file, let’s talk about all the good things your taxes contribute to. They’re why libraries are possible and potholes are filled. They’re how our schools run and our senior citizens have support. Want to really break down where your taxes go? Find out more in our infographic.

tax infographic



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