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.

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http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20150216-my-taxes-go-where