10 U.S. cities with the highest taxes - Slide Show - MarketWatch: #4. "Louisville, Kentucky. Taxes for family earning $25,000: $3,594 (8th highest) Taxes for family earning $150,000: $18,008 (5th highest) Unemployment rate: 7.9% (20th highest) For a family of three that earned between $100,000 and $150,000, the average tax burden was 12%, higher than all but four other cities reviewed. The tax burden for people earning $25,000 to $50,000, although higher at 14.4%, is less of jump compared with most of the cities on this list. The 14.4% tax burden is the eighth highest out of all the cities measured. The biggest tax burden comes from income taxes. Depending on a family’s income, Louisville has either the second or third highest income tax among all cities measured."
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