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Income Tax Cuts and the Budget Deficit in Massachusetts

Beginning in 1998, a number of significant changes were made to the Massachusetts tax code–including a series of phased cuts to the state personal income ...
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Where Does the Taxachusetts Label Come From?

Overall, the level of taxation in Massachusetts is in the middle of the pack when compared to the rest of the country. The Taxachusetts label ...
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Massachusetts Ranks in Middle for Taxes in FY 2012

This Facts-At-A-Glance describes a recent US Census report that compares how much is collected in taxes in each state to help pay for all those ...
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Automatic Income Tax Rate Cuts: Frequently Asked Questions

The Governor recently announced the need to cut funding for school transportation, job training, health care, and other investments that protect the health of our ...
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U.S. & MA Households See Few Gains during Recovery, New Census Data Show

The economic security of working families depends on reliable access to opportunities that offer good incomes and that allow workers to share in the benefits ...
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Rewarding Work: The Minimum Wage and Tax Credits

Both the minimum wage and income enhancement programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) are important tools for reducing poverty and boosting incomes among ...
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How Do Massachusetts Business Taxes Compare to Other States

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 ...
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Job Growth Unrelated to States’ Tipped Minimum Wage

A review of employment data for the restaurant industry shows little connection between a state's tipped minimum wage level and its rate of job growth. ...
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The Regional Impact of a Minimum Wage Increase

Some cities and towns have higher concentrations of the labor force employed in low-wage work than others. Raising the minimum wage would tend to have ...
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After the Tech Tax Repeal: Remembering the Big Picture

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 ...
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