Group finds New Yorkers have highest tax burden

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A policy group based in Washington says New Yorkers had a higher tax burden in 2011 than anywhere else in the country.

The Tax Foundation says the newest information available shows New Yorkers paid 12.6 percent of their collective incomes in state and local taxes in 2011, just ahead of New Jersey. The national average was 9.8 percent.

The state budget passed last week does include a series of measures to ease the tax burden. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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