February 02, 2023
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Chapter 62F: Implications for FY 2023 and Future Fiscal Years

Chapter 62F of the Massachusetts General Laws establishes a limit on annual state tax revenue collections. The law, passed by an initiative petition in 1986, created a process by which actual tax collections are compared to an allowable tax revenue threshold, adjusted annually on the basis of wage and salary growth in the Commonwealth. If actual collections exceed the allowable threshold, the excess revenue is returned to eligible income tax filers in amounts proportionate to filers’ income taxes paid in the most recent tax year.