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- July 28 2015On behalf of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, I am writing in support of House Bill 3639, An Act to clarify the net-worth measure of the corporate excise.
- July 17 2015The MTF is pleased to report that we were successful in preserving the FAS 109 tax deduction for over 120 companies based in Massachusetts while increasing the EITC to 23 percent thanks to the efforts of Governor Baker, Senate President Rosenberg and Speaker DeLeo.
- July 8 2015A letter from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, Associated Industries of Massachusetts, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Business Roundtable urging the Governor to veto the elimination of the FAS 109 Deduction.
- June 9 2015Testimony of Eileen McAnneny Submitted to the Joint Committee on Revenue For the Hearing on Corporate Tax BillsThe Commonwealth of Massachusetts boasts a robust economy with a well-paid and highly educated workforce, and maintaining both is critical to the long-term health and stability of our state. To do this, Massachusetts must ensure not only that it fosters the creation of new businesses, but also that it is an attractive place to expand and maintain existing businesses.
- June 2 2015
In its fiscal 2016 budget, the Senate proposed increasing the state’s earned income tax credit (EITC), raising personal exemptions, and funding those measures by freezing the income tax rate at 5.15 percent with the goal of increasing the state’s personal income tax progressivity.
- March 31 2015
Foundation President Eileen McAnneny testified in support of House Bill 62, An Act to Support Working Families, and in particular the proposal to link expanding the state’s earned income tax credit with repeal of the state’s film tax credit.
- March 13 2015
The FY 2016 budget has been hampered by a large structural gap that is the result of $1.2 billion in one-time funds used in FY 2015 and $1.5 billion in spending growth for non-discretionary accounts. That $2.7 billion total shortfall is offset by tax revenue growth of $872 million, leaving a $1.8 billion deficit.