But You Already Knew That

Americans Paying More in Taxes than for Food, Clothing, and Shelter

In 2012, Americans will pay approximately $4.041 trillion in taxes, which is $152 billion, or 3.9 percent, more than they will spend on housing, food, and clothing.

Graph and 2012 facts

The Tax Foundation is a nonpartisan tax research group based in Washington, D.C.

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One Response to But You Already Knew That

  1. Chris Twarogowski says:

    Not all Americans……. Only the 40% that are gainfully employed.

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