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Apr 06, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The House Ways and Means (HWM) committee will release its FY 2022 budget proposal the week of April 12th and much has changed in the ten weeks since the release of Governor Baker’s spending plan. The combination of action at the federal level,...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Mar 23, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
This report is the second in a three-part series on the implications of telework for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MTF’s initial report provided an overview of the current policy landscape as it pertains to telework. This report will explore how...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Mar 12, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
This bulletin provides an initial summary of key provisions of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) that are likely to impact Massachusetts, its residents and employers.  The ARP is an expansive $1.9 trillion relief that covers an enormous spectrum of...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Mar 01, 2021
ECONOMY
The job loss related to COVID-19 has placed an unprecedented strain on our economy and our unemployment insurance (UI) system. The strain on the UI system creates two major policy challenges that require near-term action. First, unemployment taxes on...
ECONOMY
Feb 16, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
This paper will explore the current tax policy landscape for telework and key considerations for policymakers should the increased prevalence of telework prove permanent. This is the first of a three-part series on the policy ramifications of...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Jan 27, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The Baker Administration has released its budget proposal (House 1) for FY 2022, just over 6 weeks after signing the FY 2021 General Appropriations Act. This bulletin provides an overview of notable spending, revenue and policy elements of the ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jan 22, 2021
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF) today announced that Doug Howgate will be joining the organization on Monday as Executive Vice President. Since the fall of 2018, Howgate served as Senior Policy Advisor to Senate President Karen E. Spilka...
Dec 15, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
MTF expects tax revenues to increase by $1.54 billion to $29.73 billion in FY 2022, a $1.54 billion or 5.5 percent increase from the most recent FY 2021 projection of $28.19 billion. The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation FY 2022 forecast is $1.68...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Dec 07, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
The Legislature passed its FY 2021 budget on December 5, hoping to avoid the need for an another interim budget and just days before the FY 2022 consensus revenue hearing that kicks off the next budget process. The budget, now awaiting the...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Nov 23, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Quickly following the House’s actions, the Senate passed its budget late Wednesday, November 17. The Senate was able to expeditiously conclude its budget debate in two days, in part by adopting four bundled amendments that added $35 million in...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021