PA Taxes

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.

June 16, 2008

The Senate stimulus plan is unlikely to do much to stimulate Pennsylvania's economy and could do more harm than good.

March 1, 2008

The Pennsylvania Senate is considering a bill to exempt the sale or lease of private and corporate aircraft from sales tax. The Department of Revenue estimates the first year cost of the exemption at $9.8 million.

May 25, 2007

Pennsylvania has a famously antiquated corporation tax system. The end result is a system that is both unfair to some businesses and sufficiently porous to leave individuals paying a growing share of total state revenues.

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