The Centre for Independent Studies reports Australia's Tax Freedom Day will fall on April 25 this year - two days out on 2005.
One hundred years ago, Tax Freedom Day fell on 24 January. At the outbreak of World War II it fell on 26 February. By the late 1950s, it had extended to 19 March, and it shifted into April during the Whitlam years.
By 1998-99, Tax Freedom Day had been pushed out to 21 April. Last year (using revised ABS figures*) it was 23 April. This year it is another two days later than that. That’s another two days spent paying for the government rather than working for ourselves.