“If you drive a car, i’ll tax the street.
If you try to sit, i’ll tax your seat.
If you get too cold, i’ll tax the heat.
If you try to walk, i’ll tax your feet.” – Stevie Ray Vaughan in Taxman
(Ed note: I may like the SRV version better, but, as Jeff points out, George Harrison wrote this song. Go find the Beatles’ version if you’re interested.)
Our tax visualization last time was interesting, but this one might convey more data. Once again, our source for tax data is the IRS’s publication 2010 Data Book. Just like last time, note these are tax collections, and the IRS annual year ends in September. True revenue is after all refunds and credits are finalized, but this data is useful to see the amount of tax collected – and how it makes it’s way to Uncle Sam.
Check it out – up and to the right! As I pointed out last time, the biggest growth has been in ‘Employment Taxes’, better known as Payroll Taxes.
What do you think about this data?