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Happy Tax Day

Your taxes are due tomorrow rather than the usual April 15, but Tax Freedom Day is still a week away. It arrives on April 24. This is the annual calculation of the Tax Foundation, marking “the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year.” Tax Freedom Day in fact varies depending on where people live, due to state and local taxes, and it already has passed for folks in Mississippi (April 5), Tennessee (April 6), and Missouri (April 13). Tomorrow it arrives for Hoosiers. People in Connecticut (I’m looking at you, Jack Fowler) still have more than month to go. Their Tax Freedom Day is May 21.

 

 

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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