Tax Day

Tomorrow marks the infamous Tax Day in the United States. (The date is usually April 15th but was altered to the 17th for 2012 as the 15th fell on a weekend.) While Americans often complain about tax day, it is rather interesting to note that we as a country do not pay as much as we could be.

The following link has a chart showing how the United States compares, tax percentage wise, to other countries.

During a discussion on a safari drive with Nicholas in the “young” participants vehicle, it was mentioned that in Tanzania the individual tax rate varies from 15 to 30%. However, he also mentioned that men pay taxes, whereas women typically do not pay an individual yearly tax to the government. This meant that us ladies thought it to be a very keen idea to move there, while the boys balked at the idea of having to pay taxes for their wives.