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Testimony to the Joint Committee on Revenue on the Incidence of State and Local Taxes in Massachusetts and Effects of the Fair Share Amendment

Baxandall written testimony 4-11-2019.pdf

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Income Tax Cuts Cost Massachusetts Over $4 Billion Annually, and Benefits Mostly Go to Highest Incomes

PITCutsStateTaxDeclines_3-27-2019.pdf

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Why Highest Incomes in Massachusetts Receive Most Tax Benefits from Charitable Deduction

Even considering how higher-income households have more money to give away, the tax benefits of charitable tax deductions are heavily skewed toward the top.

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14 Options for Raising Progressive Revenue

How to collect enough revenue to pay for the things we accomplish together as a Commonwealth and how to collect that revenue fairly are questions that every community and every state need to examine. This paper describes 14 ways the Commonwealth could generate substantial new revenue in a manner that makes our tax system more progressive and would not require changing the state constitution.

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MA Taxes on Par with U.S. Average in FY 2016

https://wordpress-442032-1484100.cloudwaysapps.com/report_window.php?loc=MA-Taxes-on-Par-with-U.S.-Average-in-FY-2016.html https://wordpress-442032-1484100.cloudwaysapps.com/reports/pdf/Factsheet_MA_TaxRank_FY2016Data_11-15-2018B.pdf

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How Has the Level of Taxes in Massachusetts Changed Compared to Other States?

https://www.massbudget.org/report_window.php?loc=How-Has-the-Level-of-Taxes-in-Massachusetts-Changed-Compared-to-Other-States.html https://www.massbudget.org/reports/pdf/FactsAtAGlance_Taxachusetts_11-15-2018.pdf  

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Who Pays? Low and Middle Earners in Massachusetts Pay Larger Share of their Incomes in Taxes

Taxes are the main way communities pay for the things we do together. Taxes pay for essential programs and infrastructure we take for granted, like fire protection, public education, and health inspectors; roads, bridges, and public transit; and the support for people facing hard times. Examining how much people at different income levels pay in taxes is important when considering the fairness of tax policy.

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