Taxes in Massachusetts
Beginning in 1998, a number of significant changes were made to the Massachusetts tax codeincluding a series of phased cuts to the state personal income tax. These cuts have reduced our capacity to fund essential services.
The FY 14 Budget
The Senate, the House, and the Governor have each proposed to raise new revenue to support some new investments. The House and Senate proposals focus largely on transportation. The Governor's plan raises significantly more revenue to increase funding for college scholarship and early education & care, among other things.
Possible Reforms to the Governor's Tax PlanMarch 12, 2013
To pay for significant new investments in education and transportation, the Governor has proposed a revenue package that eliminates a number of popular personal income tax exemption. It is possible to raise similar revenueand increase tax fairnesswithout eliminating those exemptions.
Tax Policy Proposals in the Governor's FY 2014 Budget February 28, 2013
In his FY 2014 budget, the Governor funds new investments in education and transportation and reduces cuts to other programs using revenues generated through a series of changes to tax rates, income tax deductions, and business taxes.
Tax cuts that continue to haunt Mass.February 12, 2013
Tax cuts from the late 90s and early 2000s have kept us from investing in our children, our communities, and the future of our economy.
Where Does the Taxachusetts Label Come From?September 9, 2010 (updated July 29, 2013)
Taxes in Massachusetts are slightly below the national average. If you add up all the state and local taxes collected in Massachusetts you find that the total amounts to roughly 10.4 percent of our income; nationwide that number is 10.6 percent.
Examining Tax FairnessMarch 12, 2013
Overall, the Massachusetts tax system is regressive, collecting a larger share of household income from lower-income households than it does from upper-income households.
All Reports on Taxes
July 6, 2010 | PDF | Factsheet
December 2, 2009 | PDF | Budget Brief
September 30, 2009 | PDF | Factsheet
July 1, 2008 | PDF | Budget Brief
June 5, 2008 | PDF | Budget Brief
May 21, 2008 | PDF | Factsheet
May 20, 2008 | PDF | Budget Brief
May 14, 2008 | PDF | Budget Brief
April 24, 2008 | PDF | Budget Brief
April 9, 2008 | PDF | Budget Brief
July 12, 2007 | PDF
June 8, 2007 | PDF
May 14, 2007 | PDF | Factsheet
February 22, 2007 | PDF | Factsheet
January 10, 2007 | PDF
April 12, 2006 | PDF | Factsheet
March 30, 2006 | PDF | Factsheet
January 1, 2006 | Factsheet
October 5, 2005 | PDF | Factsheet
July 25, 2005 | PDF | Factsheet
April 28, 2005 | PDF | Factsheet
July 20, 2004 | PDF
May 27, 2004 | PDF | Factsheet
May 27, 2004
February 10, 2004 | PDF
January 28, 2004 | PDF
October 29, 2003 | PDF
September 25, 2003 | PDF
February 5, 2003 | PDF
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