AVERAGE AMERICAN WORKS 2.7 HOURS A DAY JUST TO PAY TAXES (EMBARGOED
AVERAGE AMERICAN WORKS 2.7 HOURS A DAY JUST TO PAY TAXES (EMBARGOED UNTIL APRIL 15, 2000)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wireless Flash) -- If your job seems especially taxing, there's a good reason: The average American needs to work nearly three hours of each work day just to pay their taxes. According to the American Tax Foundation, the average American works 112 minutes each day to earn enough to pay Federal Income Tax and another 50 minutes for their state taxes. Here's the breakdown for other expenses.... -- 44 minutes of each work day's paycheck is spent on food and 34 minutes for gas money. -- 19 minutes of each day's salary goes to clothes. -- Only 8 minutes goes into savings.