Slovenian Tax Freedom Day


On June 13, 2015, the Slovenes celebrated the Tax Freedom Day – a day the Slovenes stopped working for the government and actually started earning icome for themselves. The “holiday“ illustrates how much taxes do the Slovenes pay each year. In other words, the Tax Freedom Day is one of the indicators showing how much freedom the citizens exercise.

The concept of Tax Freedom Day was developed in 1948 by Florida businessman Dallas Hostetler, who trademarked the phrase “Tax Freedom Day”. Svetilnik has been calculating Tax Freedom Day for Slovenia since 2008. From 2008 to 2015 tax freedom day has been in Slovenia extended to 9 days, from June 4 until June 13. Tiny changes to more tax freedom in Slovenia happened in year 2012 and year 2015, in both years a tax freedom day was a day earlier than previous year.

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Tax Freedom Day is an aggregated indicator, meaning that the calculation is made for an average Slovenian citizen. Data sources for the calculation of Tax Freedom Day in Slovenia include: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development of the Republic of Slovenia, and Gregorian calendar. If you would like to learn more about the calculations, please feel free to contact us.