Proclamation Recognizing Tax Freedom Day
Whereas, Tax Freedom Day is a significant date for taxpayers and lawmakers because it represents how long Americans as a whole have to work in order to pay the nation’s tax burden, and
Whereas, Americans will collectively spend more on taxes in [Insert Current Year] than they will on food, clothing, and housing combined, and
Whereas, Americans will pay $___ trillion in federal taxes and $____ trillion in state and local taxes, for a total bill of almost $___ trillion, or ___ percent of the nation’s income, and
Whereas, this year, Tax Freedom Day falls on _______, or ____ days into the year:
Now, therefore, I, the Mayor of [Insert Jurisdiction], do hereby proclaim [Insert Date], as Tax Freedom Day in [Insert Jurisdiction] and encourage our citizens to contact their local, state and federal elected officials and ask them to reduce taxes.
Tax Freedom Day, a trademark of the Tax Foundation, typically falls in the month of April. For the most accurate tax freedom day dates and dollar amounts, please visit the ACCE website at www.acce.us in early April of each year.