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Report: Progressive New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio paid 8.3 percent tax rate

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray paid an 8.3 percent effective tax rate on $165,047 of total income in 2013, according to tax returns cited by the Wall Street Journal.

De Blasio and McCray donated $5,597, or roughly 3 percent, of their income to charity in 2013.

The new mayor campaigned and took office as a progressive, vowing to combat social and economic inequality.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire, had been notorious for tightly limiting the release of his tax returns, making this the first full release by a Big Apple mayor in 12 years.

De Blasio will make $225,000 a year as mayor of New York City.

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