PA Taxes

June 17, 2009

This brief examines claims that a 1% personal income tax rate increase would result in the loss of thousands of private sector jobs.

May 22, 2009

An obscure business tax break in the federal economic recovery package could cost Pennsylvania and most other states billions of dollars over the next few years, but lawmakers can take simple steps to prevent the loss, according to a report from the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

April 28, 2009

Watch video from a press conference where PBPC rolled out is severance tax report.

April 28, 2009

A well-structured severance tax on natural gas production will protect Pennsylvania taxpayers from shouldering the public costs that come with increased drilling, according to a report released today by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.

April 3, 2009

The Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Tax Policy recently examined the plan to introduce a severance tax on natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania.

April 3, 2009

Read Michael Wood's testimony on the proposed natural gas severance tax before the Subcommittee on Fiscal Policy of the Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee.

June 23, 2008

The bills being considered would benefit corporations with facilities and employees in Pennsylvania, and a higher proportion of sales outside the state.

June 21, 2008

The bulk of the plan includes permanent tax changes popular with business associations but of little value for most businesses or for the economy.

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