'As the report explains, this is the day that "represents how long Americans as a whole work into the year before they have earned enough money to pay all federal, state and local taxes for the year."
The national average is April 21 -- almost a week after the federal filing deadline,
Of course, your mileage may vary, even within these state-by-state figures. But you can get a rough idea how you fare against other people...
"Tax Freedom Day rankings square unsurprisingly well with overall measures of state and local tax burden," comments J.D. Tuccille at Reason. "The five highest taxed states, reports the Tax Foundation, are New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California and Wisconsin.
Wyoming, Alaska, South Dakota, Texas and Louisiana are the least burdensome.
"Business tax climate also corresponds closely with Tax Freedom Day. The states least favorable to business are New Jersey, New York, California, Minnesota and Vermont.
By contrast, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nevada, Alaska and Florida hold the top spots."
"Pundits and news celebrities on the airwaves engaged in fevered speculation about whether the wife of a former president will run for office; and this, after the mediocre son of another president spent eight years in the White House; and whether or not she will possibly face a nominee who is the brother of one president and the son of another. The capture of political and economic power by a tiny cabal of elites is characteristic of the twilight of all empires, including ancient Rome, where a small group of oligarchic families exchange power among themselves as civic institutions became a farce and the state disintegrated under mounting repression, corruption and the folly of endless war." Chris Hedges