Study says Bridgeport pays highest taxes in the country

A study that compares the nation's largest cities has found that Bridgeport residents have the largest tax burden.The study, completed by the chief finance officer for Washington, D.C., takes into account income, property, sales and auto taxes.

According to the study, a family of four in Bridgeport earning $150,000 a year pays $28,859 annually in taxes, about 19 percent of their income. A family of four earning $25,000 a year pays $4,359 in taxes, or 17.4 percent of their income, the study said.

Bridgeport Mayor John Fabrizi said he was surprised at the city's top ranking in the study. He says he has cut taxes and will continue to cut taxes.

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