Where Do My Taxes Go?

June 08, 2017 : Allie Freeland

Tax Day has come and gone this year. Just because it’s gone, doesn’t mean taxes are still not on people’s minds, especially when taxpayers have to pay into the IRS and don’t receive a refund. Whether you are a disgruntled or curious taxpayer, we’re here to answer: “Where are my tax dollars going?”

Long story short,  It was prepared by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), a nonpartisan nonprofit group in Washington that monitors federal spending. 

Looking at the graphic, you can see half of all spending goes for Social Security benefits and Medicare, while another 20% is for defense and military benefits. Fringe expenses include education, food stamps, refundable credits, transportation, and SSI. 

Check out the breakdown here:

where do my tax dollars go

Source: Wall Street Journal

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Allie Freeland

Contributing Editor, H&R Block

Allie is the Contributing Editor of the H&R Block blog, Block Talk. She has been a practicing grammar geek since 2007.

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