With Tax Day only a few days away (April 18th this year), the White House released a brand new online tool that tells Americans where their tax dollars go. From foreign aid to public education to veterans’ benefits, this dynamic online calculator tells you how your dollars are spent.
In his State of the Union address, the President pledged that, for the first time ever, American taxpayers would be able to learn about the services and programs their tax dollars support. This tool is the fulfillment of the pledge – and it’s also part of President Obama’s larger effort to create the most transparent White House in history.
Take a minute to check out this new online tool – what you learn just may surprise you: whitehouse.gov/taxreceipt.