Have you ever wondered just how many days worth of work it takes to pay your tax every year, compared to how many days worth of work you get to keep?

If we use the 2008/09 tax tables, it’s pretty easy to figure out. Just enter an annual income ( or simply move the slider from left to right) and not only do you find out the annual tax paid on that income, but if we all paid tax up front on a daily basis, you also find out the day of the year that you would stop paying the government money and started keeping what you earned.

Usual caveats apply – this is just based on the income tax tables and obviously ignores things like Family Tax Benefit right through to investment income etc etc. Because it’s a flash app that clogs up some folks browsers, I’ll put it over the fold.

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