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 State Budget
After the Tech Tax Repeal: Remembering the Big PictureSeptember 23, 2013
The FY 2014 budget included new investments in transportation, education, and elsewhere. Part of the funding came from a "tech tax" that has since been repealed. Looking ahead, there are a variety of other ways to fund future investments in our economy and our communities.
The Governor's Budget for FY 2015January 23, 2014
The Governor's budget proposal for FY15 does not include significant new revenue, which means that the investments he specifies for education, human services, and elsewhere are relatively modest.
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.
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.
How Do Massachusetts Business Taxes Compare to Other StatesApril 6, 2010 (updated February 25, 2014)
Tax rates are only one among many factors that businesses weigh when deciding where to locate or expand. In Massachusetts, state and local business taxes are lower than in most other states.
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
Show Older Reports