PA Taxes

July 2, 2013

“There is little to celebrate in this budget," says PBPC Director Sharon Ward. "It fails to adequately address the enormity of the funding crisis facing Pennsylvania schools. 80 percent of the cuts to classrooms are left intact, and that means higher property taxes and even larger class sizes in our schools.

June 27, 2013

The Pennsylvania Senate should take the opportunity to adopt a strong addback bill that stops corporate tax avoidance practices that are simply not tolerated in the majority of states. 

June 18, 2013

As the economic value of natural gas production increases in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale, the local impact fee created by Act 13 of 2012 is failing to keep pace. By 2019-20, a 4% natural gas severance tax could generate three times as much as the fee is estimated to bring in.

Updated: June 12, 2013

New revenue from the city and state is necessary to avoid the most harmful cuts to the Philadelphia School District and avert the long-term damage that will be done to the current cohort of public school students.

June 4, 2013

Local officials from across Pennsylvania came to Harrisburg today with a message for state lawmakers: prioritize investments in our schools, county health services, and infrastructure over new state tax cuts.

May 14, 2013

House Bill 440 aims to prevent corporations from unfairly shifting profits earned in Pennsylvania to low- or no-tax states, but its approach is flawed. It would not close the Delaware loophole and even creates new tax loopholes corporations could exploit.

April 23, 2013

Governor Tom Corbett's corporate tax cut plan is moving forward in the Pennsylvania Legislature as House Bill 440. It will come at the expense of investments that really matter in our schools and communities.

April 17, 2013

These bills ask senior citizens in York and working families in Pottstown to subsidize Chevron, Hess, and Royal Dutch Shell.

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