As you hopefully know, your 2010  income taxes are due on May 2, 2011 because April 30 falls on a Saturday.

What you may not know is where your taxes have been spent.

Looking back at the 2010 fiscal year,  if you paid a total of $1,000 of federal tax then your hard earned money was spent on these items:

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In this case, for example, $210 of the $1,000 of tax that you paid is transferred to Provincial and local governments while another $193 is transferred to people in the form of Old Age Security pension, Guaranteed Income Supplement pension, Child Tax Benefits and other transfers (EI has been excluded as it is separately funded).

For a more detailed view of where your money was spent you can view this:

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Here, we see that out of the $1,000 of taxes paid, $84 was spent on Defence, $121 on interest on our debt, and $97 on transfers for health care.

If you want to know how much you contributed to these government expenditures then pull out your 2010 tax return, look up line 420 and enter it into this Excel spreadsheet: Where taxes go Graph 2010