Did you know Uncle Sam is joining us for Thanksgiving this year?

If you're like me, you're spending most of the next couple of days surrounded by turkey, family, football – and if you're lucky, pie.

You're probably not thinking about taxes. But tax geeks like me are.

  • This year, Convey figures that the average Thanksgiving dinner, including beer, wine, travel and food, costs Americans $3.6 billion in Thanksgiving taxes.
  • Taxes account for more than one-third of the expenses associated with Thanksgiving. The total cost for a ten person meal works out to be $49.20 – up nearly $6.00 from last year. Of that amount, the government takes a whopping $13.68. So, despite Aunt Matilda's deathly boring speeches and Cousin Raul's unfortunate dribbling issue, it's Uncle Sam who's the real spoiler.

You can see Convey's nifty infographic here.
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But don't let the tax picture leave a bad taste in your mouth. Enjoy the day. Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

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