Paul L. Caron

Monday, April 2, 2007

Taxpayers Must Work Until April 30 to Pay Their Taxes (May 20 in CT, April 12 in OK)

The Tax Foundation has released America Celebrates Tax Freedom Day:

Tax Freedom Day® will arrive on April 30 this year, the 120th day of 2007. That means Americans will work four months of the year, from January 1 to April 30, before they have earned enough money to pay this year's tax obligations at the federal, state and local levels. ...

Tax Freedom Day has arrived later each year for four years running. In 2003, the Bush administration enacted its biggest tax cuts, and Tax Freedom Day arrived April 18, matching 1984 for the earliest Tax Freedom Day in the last three decades.


Six out of the ten states with the heaviest tax burdens and the latest Tax Freedom Days are in the Northeast:

  1. Connecticut (May 20)
  2. New York (May 16)
  3. New Jersey (May 10)
  4. Vermont (May 9)
  5. Rhode Island (May 9)
  6. Nevada (May 8)
  7. California (May 7)
  8. Washington (May 6)
  9. Massachusetts (May 6)
  10. Minnesota (May 4)

The ten states with the lightest total tax burdens celebrate Tax Freedom Day the earliest:

  1. Oklahoma (April 12)
  2. Alabama (April 12)
  3. Mississippi (April 13)
  4. Alaska (April 13)
  5. Tennessee (April 15)
  6. New Mexico (April 15)
  7. Louisiana (April 16)
  8. South Dakota (April 16)
  9. Texas (April 19)
  10. Idaho (April 19)


For criticism of the Tax Foundation's methodology by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, see:

For the Tax Foundation's response to this criticism, see Analysis of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' Criticism of Tax Freedom Day and State-Local Tax Burdens.

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For the heaviest tax burden states, they are blue states. For the lower tax burden states, they are red states.

Posted by: pat | Apr 2, 2007 8:04:18 AM