Marketwatch, which in addition to markets, apparently watches municipal tax burdens, says that only residents of Bridgeport, Connecticut give more of their incomes back to the government.
A family of three that made just $25,000 a year in 2011 would have been stuck with a tax burden worth a whopping 18.1% of their income, tied with Birmingham, Ala., for the highest of all cities…For a family of three making $150,000 in 2011, the total tax burden was 13.3%.
In case you didn’t compute that–percentage-wise, wealthier Philadelphians pay less in taxes than poorer people do. Though AVI, depending on how its ultimately configured, may even the scales a bit. Oh and I almost forgot, MarketWatch used a lame pre-Comcast Center shot of Philly as their stock image. Boo. [MarketWatch]