Tax and Budget

August 6, 2009

Single sales factor creates big winners and many losers: twice as many businesses actually pay more using the single sales factor than would see a tax reduction, according to the Department of Revenue.

July 23, 2009

PBPC and the Keystone Research Center, in a jointly released paper, recommend that lawmakers consider changes to the personal income tax targeted at higher-income taxpayers and investment income.

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.

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