Where Are the Taxes Coming From?

Taxes 101

Have you ever wondered where the government collected taxes, and where all of the refunds go? Perhaps not surprisingly, the rates of taxes and the amounts derived from various sources have changed over the years. The graphic below illustrates how tax collections and refunds have changed, which each collection source accounts for, and what this means to the individual, for select years:

Infographic by Column Five Media.

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  1. Obvious to see the results of lobbyists and special interest groups when citizens are carrying the bulk of the tax burden at 45.8% compared to corporations at a mere 13%.

    Half our working lives will go to pay taxes, yet no one is protesting in the streets.

    Truly, we are a nation that has fallen asleep!

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