It's tax day. I'd put an exclamation there if any of us were happy about it, but we aren't. None of us are.* Even if you are getting a refund, you've been loaning your hard-earned cash to the government interest free for a whole year! Boo on that.
But, what we get in return is often quite useful: military protection, working roads and education for all. Lots of our tax money goes to very good use.
Wouldn't it be great, though, if you could tell exactly where your tax dollars are going, broken down into graph form? Well, it's your lucky day:
Where Did My Tax Dollars Go?, created by Anil Kandangath, does all that in spades. The interactive graphic shows, quite simply, how much of your income goes to taxes, and of those tax dollars, it tracks how every last buck was spent. So let's say you make $50,000. On average, you pay $11,088 in taxes.
Check it out for yourself. Pretty nifty.
And in related tax day news, don't forget that every single donation to Modest Needs, no matter how big or how small, is tax deductible.