Tuesday, millions of Americans dutifully filed their federal tax returns, but very few of us contemplate the connection to essential public supports that we take for granted in our everyday lives. Contributing taxes is one of our most fundamental civic duties and allows us to work toward accomplishing our shared goals.
When we pay taxes — whether it’s out of our paycheck, at the cash register, or via property taxes — we are keeping the Texas economy strong and investing in what works. We’re helping to fund roads, libraries, hospitals and other things that improve our communities. Investments supported by our annual tax contributions, including quality schools and preschools, affordable colleges and universities, and effective job training, help hard-working people climb into the middle class.