Tax Leader Joseph Perry helped Newsday understand New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's tax return.
By Matthew Chayes
But they included taxes such as Social Security and Medicare, which typically aren’t considered part of the effective tax rate, said accountant Joseph J. Perry, a partner at the firm Marcum LLP in Melville. He reviewed the return at Newsday’s request. Excluding those taxes, which de Blasio spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein put at about $10,000, de Blasio’s family paid an effective tax rate of about 26.6 percent, Perry said.