How much of your workday goes to pay taxes?

The Tax Foundation has put their Tax Freedom Day calculations into an eight-hour workday:

How Long America Works to Pay Taxes in an Eight-Hour Day Compared to Other Major Spending Categories, 2008

Federal Taxes

1 hour, 37minutes

Housing and Household Operation

1 hour, 19minutes

Health and Medical Care

1 hour, 6 minutes

All Other

58 minutes

State/Local Taxes

51 minutes


46 minutes


38 minutes


28 minutes

Clothing and Accessories

17 minutes

Source: Tax Foundation