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Greenwich Residents Pay Most In State Income Tax, New Data Shows

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Residents of Greenwich, Connecticut, provided nearly $700 million in personal income tax revenue to the state in 2018. That’s according to new state data that highlights income disparity in Connecticut.  

Connecticut collects nearly $7 billion from personal income tax. A significant portion of that comes from Fairfield County. 

Greenwich residents provide more than double what other affluent communities give to the state. Stamford, Fairfield, Westport and Darien residents are also among the top contributors, providing more than $200 million each.

Communities in eastern and northwestern Connecticut gave less than $50 million. There are also fewer people living in those towns. 

Scotland, Connecticut, provided just under $900,000.

The state has collected personal income tax since 1991.

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.