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Taxman Preoccupies Wall Street to Upper East Side in IRS Levies

New York is where the 1 percent live -- and they have the tax returns to prove it. Nine of the 10 most heavily taxed neighborhoods in the U.S. are in the city’s metropolitan area, Internal Revenue Service data show.

The nine neighborhoods, which range from Manhattan to Fairfield County, Connecticut, accounted for 0.2 percent of all federal income-tax filers in 2008, the latest year for which data are available, according to IRS statistics compiled by Bloomberg. They paid 1.6 percent of all individual income taxes, eight times their proportionate share of the filing population.