ROCKVILLE, Md. — Every county likes to be at the top of the list of the best places to live, but how does your county stack up when it comes to tax rates?
The Montgomery County Council Office of Legislative Oversight reported that when it comes to the tax burden on individuals and businesses, the county comes in third for most income levels.
The OLO report released Tuesday compared the tax burden in six jurisdictions: Montgomery, Howard, Frederick and Prince George’s counties in Maryland, Fairfax County in Virginia, and D.C.
For a family of three at various income levels from $25,000 to $150,000, the report shows that Montgomery County’s tax burden is the third-highest in the region at all levels, except for the $50,000 income level, where Montgomery County comes in fifth.
Fairfax County residents have the highest burden at the $25,000 level, while Frederick County residents top the list at the $150,000 level.