Life of tax: What Americans will pay in taxes over a lifetime

Editorial  |  May 18, 2021

Includes “The US government collects over $5.3 trillion in taxes each year, but how much will the average American pay in taxes throughout their lifetime? … It’s a lot. We’ve analyzed this data specific to each state so you can see what you may be giving to your local government in taxes across your entire life. … Using our state averages, we can see that the average American will pay $525,037 over their lifetime, almost 65% of this will purely be tax on earnings.” 

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