WHY IS TAX DAY APRIL 15?

Originally, the filing deadline was March 1, 1913.  The date was changed to March 15th in 1918, and to April 15th in 1955.  The filing date these days remains on April 15th, unless this date falls on a weekend or holiday, in which case the due date is extended to the following succeeding date.

So, what is “Tax Freedom Day”, anyway?
Well, it is the first day Americans work for themselves. According to Adam Smith Institute, this date in 2021 was May 31st.
The theory is this: prior to this date, we all work to pay for government. Only after that date do we actually work for ourselves…
This from TaxFoundation.org:
In 2019, Americans will paid $3.4 trillion in federal taxes and $1.8
trillion in state and local taxes, for a total bill of over $5.2 trillion, or 29 percent of the nation’s income.
Americans collectively spent more on taxes in 2019 than they did on
food, clothing, and housing combined. • If you included annual federal borrowing, which represents future taxes owed, Tax Freedom Day would occur 22 days later, on May 8.
Tax Freedom Day in 2018 and 2019 was five days earlier than it was in
2017, in large part due to the recent federal tax law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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