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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
Nov 13, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
This week the House debated and passed its budget, four and a half months after the beginning of the fiscal year. With four consolidated amendments adding $24.53 million to spending, the budget, totaling $46.06 billion, is approximately $285 million...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Nov 10, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Sales Tax
As Massachusetts lawmakers look for ways to close a $3.6 billion tax revenue gap in the FY21 operating budget, there is a simple idea that could help the state receive sales tax payments more quickly and provide about $267 million of additional...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Sales Tax
Oct 28, 2020
MTF President Eileen McAnneny's remarks at MTF's 87th Annual Meeting focused on the theme, “The Pandemic, Presidential Elections and Public Unrest.” "This captures the essence of this year," said McAnneny. "We have all been affected by&nbsp...