- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A new report from the Department Revenue Services shows Connecticut taxpayers pay more in local property taxes than other taxes, including the personal income tax.

The agency’s new tax incident report examined total tax liabilities in 2011. Of the $21.1 billion in total taxes paid, the study found nearly $9.5 billion was paid in local property taxes. Personal income taxes came in second, with $5.8 billion paid.

The same study found $3.37 billion was paid in 2011 in sales and use taxes.

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, the state’s largest organization of cities and towns, said Tuesday the report proves the group’s point that local property taxes are the most burdensome and regressive tax for Connecticut taxpayers.

DRS’s report determined local property taxes had the highest impact on Connecticut households.

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