While the City's income tax is mildly progressive, because property and

sales taxes are regressive, the top 1% pay a smaller share of NYC
income, sales and property taxes than their share of all income, 2010
40%

36.5%
35%

Share of total adjusted gross income
30%

27.6%

Share of total city tax burden
25%

21.2%21.8%
20%

17.0%

15.0%
13.7%

15%

10%

14.2%

13.4%

8.0%
4.0%

5%

5.5%

1.0% 1.1%
0%
Lowest 20%
(Up to $9,131)

Second 20% ($9,131 Middle 20% ($20,440 Fourth 20% ($37,801 Next 15% ($69,087 to
to $20,440)
to $37,801)
to $69,087)
$157,397)

Household income groups

Next 4% ($157,397 to
$567,253)

Top 1% ($567,253 and
above)

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