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Statement on Governor Healey’s Budget Proposal

Important investments and missed opportunities - MassBudget reacts to the Governor's budget proposal.
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Building an Antiracist State Budget

This year, MassBudget is embarking on an Antiracist State Budget Project. The project strives to put forward antiracist approaches to policy making to meaningfully introduce ...
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Preventing High-Income Tax Avoidance to Protect Education and Transportation

Problems with potential high-income tax avoidance can be solved by following many other states that require that taxpayers file their state income taxes with the ...
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Memo to Governor Healey on Ways to Ensure Effective Implementation of the Fair Share Amendment

As Massachusetts voters have amended the state constitution to include a 4 percent surtax on taxable income over $1 million, MassBudget would like to offer ...
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Letter to Governor-elect Healey and Lieutenant Governor-elect Driscoll on a Family Tax Credit

A letter to Governor-elect Healey and Lieutenant Governor-elect Driscoll on a consolidating different family tax supports into one simpler, fully refundable Family Tax Credit.
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“Excess” as Mirage: How the 62F Tax Cap Distorts Our View of Massachusetts Tax Revenue

The 1986 tax cap law, also known as “62F,” artificially limits the amount of tax revenue available to address priorities like affordable, quality childcare, safer ...
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Fair Share Would Increase Total Tax Rates Only Modestly for Most with Incomes Over $1 Million

Because the Fair Share surtax would apply a 4 percent surtax only to the portion of a household’s taxable income above $1 million, the total ...
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The Fair Share Millionaire Tax and Home Sales: What 2021 Data Shows

Based on industry data from the Warren Group on home sales in Massachusetts, previous analysis has shown how rare it is that a sale might ...
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The Myth of the One-Year Middle Class Millionaire

“One-time” occurrences of $1 million income are relatively rare overall, and in fact much rarer for the middle-class. It is far more common for tax ...
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Very Few Small Businesses Sell for More Than $1 Million; Even Fewer Would be Subject to Fair Share

Will small business owners be subject to the proposed Fair Share tax if and when they sell their businesses? Very unlikely.
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