Where your tax dollar was spent in 2014-15

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CBC Message Posted: Mar 01, 2016 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 07, 2016 11:09 AM ET

Come tax time, we are disagreeably reminded of just how much we contribute to the smooth functioning of our society, but fitting where does all that income tax collected at this time of year go?

In his economic outlook last November, Finance Minister Bill Morneau reported the most up-to-date figures for the 2014-15 year. That showed the federal guidance took in $282.3 billion in the year to March 31, 2015.

Almost half that greenbacks came from personal income tax. Our pie charts show you where those tax dollars encountered from and how they were divvied up.

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