Today’s tax day! Get excited people! Just kidding. Everyone hates taxes, we know. But at least this year, tax day comes hand in hand with a superb infographic. And not just any infographic; rather, the grand-prize, $5,000 winner of the inaugural Data Viz Challenge, run by Eyebeam with sponsorship from Google (and which we helped judge).
Click through to see exactly where your tax dollars went and to visit the interactive version of the graph!
Behold, what might be the prettiest tax-data chart you’ll ever see.
Unless you’re an incredible procrastinator, you’ve completed your taxes recently. Even if you got a refund, looking at that W-2 makes you think that the government takes a lot of your money. Which leads to the annual question: What are they actually doing with that money, besides paying for congressmen’s pizza during late-night negotiating sessions?
Click through to see a nifty little video of all the graph’s features.