At what point in the year does a typical taxpayer keep his earnings and stop paying the state - his "tax liberation day"? The only EU-wide study using consistent methodology calculates how long people have to work in 27 EU member countries in 2013 before they can keep their earnings and stop paying the state. Cypriot workers have the lightest burden, working until 14 March to finance their government. Belgians, who work until 8 August, maintain their position as the worst afflicted. For the fourth consecutive year, an EU wide calendar of "Tax Liberation Days" for typical workers in each of the 27 EU member countries has been released by the Brussels-based New Direction Foundation. Using one consistent methodology across all EU member countries, with data reflecting the tax reality experienced by real, working people, the study calculates the TAX LIBERATION DAYS which for The Netherlands is June 27.