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Visualize Your Taxes

Today is tax day, but you probably have absolutely no idea where your hard-earned cash is going, do you? Enter Eyebeam and their Visualize Your Taxes challenge -- these charts n' graphs will make it clear where those tax dollars go once they leave your bank account.

Posted on April 18, 2011, at 1:49 p.m. ET

  • 1. Where Did My Tax Dollars Go?

    The winning entry, from Anil Kandangath, elegantly and quickly illuminates where your tax dollars went based on your annual salary. You made $50,000? The contributed $1,867 to the national defense.

  • 2. Every Day Is Tax Day

    Fred Chasen's Every Day Is Tax Day breaks down what your daily contribution is the to U.S. government. How many hours did you spend working for the Defense Department today?

  • 3. What Do You Work For?

    This runner-up is a simple calendar that breaks down your year by whether you're working for a government agency or yourself.

  • 4. Visualize Your Taxes

    Another runner-up presents the U.S. budget as compared to your personal priorities on national spending. Plenty of info to explore.

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