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Today we look at how opinions on taxes vary for Americans as the deadline to file approaches.

2019 tax frustrations

Tax frustrations

Is the system fair?

The Pew Research Center survey shows a slight majority of Americans think the tax system is not fair.

Percentage who say the present federal tax system is:

tax fairness

Partisan opinions

The survey shows the widest partisan gap in views of fairness of the tax system in two decades.

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Percentage who say the present federal tax system is very/moderately fair:

bipartisan opinions

Almost free

April is a big month for taxes, since the deadline to file is the 15th and one day later will be Tax Freedom Day. Tax Freedom Day is a registered trademark by the Tax Foundation and is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year. Tax Freedom Day takes all federal, state, and local taxes and divides them by the nations income. This year, Tax Freedom Day falls on April 16, 106 days into 2019.

Tax freedom day chart

Freedom day by state

The total tax burden across states variRead More – Source