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My taxes go where? How countries spend your money

Ever wondered where all that tax money really goes? We show you.

Editor's note (April 18): In honour of tax day in the US, BBC Capital brings back this fascinating look at how governments around the world spend your tax dollars.

Each year, like clockwork, the dreaded taxman cometh and taketh. But where, exactly, do your taxes go?

Which countries spend more on security than education? And which nation allocates a larger proportion of its gross domestic product to environmental protection than any other EU-28 country? BBC Capital, together with IIB Studio, took a close look at tax spending amongst 10 countries and some surprises emerged. Scroll down to see how these 10 governments spend your tax dollars.