PA Taxes

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.

An oil company profits tax would help the Commonwealth achieve revenues adequate to invest in public transit systems in economically vibrant urban-suburban corridors and in rural communities with aging populations.

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