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Death and Taxes

DEATH&TAXES "Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world noth- ing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." – Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789 In the United States, Tax Day is April 15. This is the official deadline for filing an individual tax return or requesting an extension. Many post offices re- main open late to postmark tax forms sent via the U.S. Postal Service. APRIL TUESDAY 15 RIP April 15 has sadly been marked by quite a few national and worldwide tragedies such as: • 1861 - President Lincoln mobilizes Federal Army (outset of U.S. Civil War) • 1865 - President Lincoln dies from gunshot wound sustained the night before • 1912 - The RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic • 1927 - The Great Mississippi Flood begins • 1941 - Nazi's bomb Belfast, killing 900+ • 1969 - N. Korea shoots down U.S. reconnais- sance plane, killing all 31 on board • 2002 - Air China flight CA129 crashes near Busan S. Korea, killing 128 • 2013 - Boston Marathon bombing kills 3 and According to a nationwide poll by Gallup, tax day was the second most "stressful and worrisome" day of 2011, behind April 27, the day a rash of tornadoes claimed more than 300 lives in the southeastern U.S. injures 264 (Source: Researchers from the University of Toronto sifted through 30 years of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration re- cords and compared the number of people involved in fatal car crashes on the date income tax was due, to the number involved one week before and one week after the due date. They found that the risk of being in a fatal road accident rises by 6% every tax day. (Source: Forbes Magazine) JUST THE TAX FACTS Who pays the most income tax? 46% 1. Aruba 2. Sweden 3. 58.95% 56.6% 55.4% 52% 50% 50% 50% Denmark 4. Individual income taxes make up 46% of projected tax revenue in America for 2014. Netherlands Austria 5. 6. *******. Belgium 7. Japan ........ 8. United Kingdom... 50% 9. Finland > 10. Ireland ... 49.2% (Source: National Priorities Project) 48% (Source: Motley Fool Investing) Arkansa For more posters like this visit • Design by Tammie McCiure © 2014 • 500 West Ninth Street, Little Rock AR 72201 •1-800-445-0633 American Made U.S. flags, historic flags, classroom and educaitonal fiags, posters, books and more! • Interested in a custom poster design? Contact us at [email protected]

Death and Taxes

shared by flagandbanner on Mar 17
Did you know that vehicular accident deaths rise on tax day? Learn this and more facts about tax day and death in this infographic based on the famous quote by Benjamin Franklin about death and taxes.


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