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Oct 31, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Corporate Tax
Given the recent attention to the issue of whether Massachusetts should decouple from Internal Revenue Code Section 163(j), the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF) has assembled a brief primer on the issue explaining what the provision does, why...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Corporate Tax
Oct 16, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Though the Commonwealth’s fiscal year 2019 ended June 30th, decisionmakers must make several important choices before the final accounting of the state’s finances for the year can be completed. Most importantly, lawmakers will determine how to...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Oct 07, 2019
TRANSPORTATION
The Baker Administration filed an $18 billion, five-year transportation bond bill on July 25th for consideration by the legislature later in this legislative session. H.4002, An Act Authorizing and Accelerating Transportation Investment, requests the...
TRANSPORTATION
Sep 30, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Though the Commonwealth’s fiscal year 2019 ended June 30th, decisionmakers must make several important decisions before the final accounting of the state’s finances for the year can be completed. Most importantly, lawmakers will determine how to...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Sep 11, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
I am writing today in support of House Bill 2446: An Act Relative to the Massachusetts Estate Tax Code. While the Foundation believes that the Massachusetts estate tax should mirror the federal estate tax, this bill would more closely align the...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Sep 04, 2019
TRANSPORTATION
The thirty-one Massachusetts organizations signing this letter collectively support the July 30 Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee’s unanimous approval of the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA). The ATIA would...
TRANSPORTATION
Aug 14, 2019
On behalf of the numerous businesses represented by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, I write to respectfully request that you report H.2606 – An Act Allowing for the Deduction of Business Interest – favorably from Committee at your earliest...
Aug 09, 2019
EDUCATION
EDUCATION
Aug 08, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
The Commonwealth Stabilization Fund, the state’s “rainy day” fund, is a critical component of the Commonwealth’s financial structure. For example, amid the Great Recession in fiscal 2009, budgeted tax revenue plummeted by nearly $2.7 billion compared...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Aug 02, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020
Governor Charlie Baker signed his fifth General Appropriations Act (GAA) on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, giving his approval to $43.6 billion in spending appropriations. While choosing not to exercise his veto authority to reduce spending, the Governor...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020