Tax and Budget

July 22, 2009

As state lawmakers consider ways to raise new revenues, PBPC examines whether a 0.5% increase in the personal income tax or a 1% sales tax increase is a better option for Pennsylvania.

July 21, 2009

Making more working families eligible for tax forgiveness could blunt the impact of a PIT increase and still raise revenue to prevent cuts to schools, libraries, hospitals and other public services.

July 16, 2009

PBPC explains the differences between the Governor's budget proposal, House Bill 1416 and the House Republicans' plan, known as the Civera amendment.

July 15, 2009

Advocates say investments grow communities and the economy, in addition to providing essential services for Pennsylvanians.

July 7, 2009

PBPC sets the record straight with a Q&A on the impact of a plan to increase the state personal income tax to avoid deep cuts to education and other core services.

June 22, 2009

The largest share of severance tax revenue in most states goes to the general fund. Some states share a portion with local governments or set it aside for specific purposes, such as conservation projects or a permanent fund.

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.

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