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Monday, April 11, 2005

Tax Freedom Day Falls on April 17

Tax_foundation_3 The Tax Foundation announced this morning that Tax Freedom Day—the day each year when Americans stop working to pay taxes and begin working for themselves—falls on April 17 in 2005.  This year's Tax Freedom Day is two days later than 2004's but much earlier than 2000's April 30.

The Tax Foundation also calculates Tax Freedom Day for residents of the 50 states—the top 5 and bottom 5 states are:

                               Tax Freedom Day by State

Rank

State

Tax Freedom Day

1

Connecticut

May 3

2

New York

April 29

3

New Jersey

April 25

4

Massachusetts

April 24

5

Wyoming

April 24

46

Mississippi

April 7

47

South Dakota

April 7

48

Tennessee

April 6

49

Alabama

April 4

50

Alaska

April 2

For the full report, see here.  For the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities' criticism of the Tax Foundation's methodology, see here.  For the Tax Foundation's response, see here.

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