This website uses standard assumptions to approximate how much of your tax payment each year goes to each government program. Because
there are many complexities, and assumptions must be made about your income, tax rate, and tax payments, the results will not be 100%
The US budget posted by the US government
is used to derive the costs of each individual program and account. As such, the results are only as accurate as the expenditure data
provided by the US government itself, and does not include unreported or underreported expenditures.
So what is the purpose of this site if it's not accurate? Keep in mind that no similar site will be completely accurate, especially if you do not fully
understand the context within which the data is presented. WhereDidMyTaxesGo.com is meant to help you get a general feel for approximate costs and expenditures
which can then be used as a launching point for your own research. It is a fun visualization that can help you see just how much of your money goes to each
general category or individual line item, and helps present the complexities of cutting spending when you try to figure out which line items you would reduce
or eliminate, each with such a relatively small percentage of the total pie.
We will continue to try to improve the accuracy of the results, and if you see an error we welcome your input
include details on where you feel our calculations are in error. We will also try to add other useful features to the site and welcome any
suggestions you may have on those as well. In the mean time, enjoy, and no matter what emotions this data ellicits in you, make sure you get
out and vote and make your voice heard!