NJ Politics Digest: For NJ, Two More Weeks Until Tax Freedom Day

The U.S. Capitol.
The U.S. Capitol. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Monday was the deadline to file your federal and state taxes. But if you live in New Jersey, you won’t actually be done paying off your full tax burden for another couple weeks.

Tax Freedom Day—the day when New Jersey workers have earned enough money to pay off all their federal, state and local taxes, falls on April 30—according to a report on NJ101.5.com. That places New Jersey 49th among the 50 states, and means residents here work about two weeks more per year to pay off their taxes than most other Americans. April 16 is the day the country as a whole has earned enough to pay its tax burden, according to the report.

In New Jersey, it takes residents about 82 days to earn enough to pay their federal taxes, and another 43 days to pay state and local taxes.

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