Who Pays in Connecticut: A Distributional Analysis of Connecticut’s Income, Property and Sales Taxes

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This short report, based on data from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, shows (among other things) that CT’s wealthiest 1% of tax filers pay about 4.4% of their income in state and local taxes, while CT’s middle 20% pay about 9.5% and CT’s poorest 20% pay more than 10%. As a share of personal income, sales taxes fall disproportionately on lower income families, property taxes fall most heavily on middle income families, and only the state income tax adjusts for the regressivity of these other taxes. (4pp.)