Tax Day 2022

April 15, 2022

 Tax Day this year is April 18, 2022. Americans will file their tax returns for all income received in 2021.

Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

Some tax facts for 2022: 

  • The average taxpayer paid $929 just for Pentagon contractors in 2021, representing 18 days of work. That's nearly half the total contribution for the military, and it's more than five times the amount the same taxpayer contributed to K-12 education, $171. 
  • The average taxpayer paid $62 for nuclear weapons, and just $27 for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
  • The average taxpayer paid $62 for deportations and border control, versus just $5 for renewable energy.
  • The average taxpayer paid $18 for federal prisons, and just $7 for anti-homelessness programs.

The main message? We are investing too much in the military and law enforcement, and not enough on prevention, people and communities.