January 14, 2013

DC Fiscal Policy Institute: The Middle Class Squeeze: DC’s Tax System Falls Most Heavily on Moderate-Income Families

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Families in the District with incomes of $20,000 to $60,000 pay one-tenth of their incomes in DC property, sales, and income taxes, according to a new study by the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy. This is much higher than the share of income the city’s richest families pay in DC taxes. The study found that families with incomes of $1.5 million or more pay 8 percent of income in DC taxes.

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