Massachusetts ranks tenth in the nation in terms of how long its residents must work to pay off the federal, state and local tax man according to the Tax Foundation. Mass taxpayers toil to raise the taxes to pay all governments through April 14, one day before the official federal income tax filing deadline. (Thanks to the holiday Massachusetts taxpayers have until April 19 to file this year).
Overall, American taxpayers will recognize their freedom on April 12.
High-income Connecticut finished first. Its taxpayers will see the light of day on May 2. Mississippi ranked last with a Tax Freedom Day of March 26.
To learn how Tax Freedom Day is calculated visit the Tax Foundation.