Time for Bronx residents to pay up

According to a new report by the Citizens Budget Commission, New York residents pay about 70 percent more in taxes than the national average.

The commission used figures from the year 2000 and came to the conclusion that for every $1,000 in income, New Yorkers pay an average of $73 in taxes. The national average is $43 in taxes for every $1,000 in income.

The report cites the state Medicaid system, a lack of state funding for schools and the rising cost of government pensions for the high taxes.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."