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Funding Improvements for Schools, Roads, and Public Transit with Tax Reforms that Improve FairnessNovember 5, 2015

A ballot question has been proposed that would support investments in education and transportation with revenue from an additional 4% tax on income over a million dollars a year. This factsheet examines this proposal and how it relates to longer term economic and policy trends in Massachusetts.

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How Do Business Taxes Here Compare to Other States?November 17, 2015

This factsheet examines findings from the Council on State Taxation's (COST) annual report examining the taxation of businesses in each state. The report accounts for all state and local taxes and finds that Massachusetts is a relatively low tax state for business.

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Massachusetts Ranks in Middle for Taxes in FY 2013November 4, 2015

Analyzing recently updated data from the Census on state and local taxes across the country, this factsheet compares the overall level of state and local taxes in Massachusetts to the level in other states.

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To participate effectively in our democracy, people need clear and reliable information about policy choices facing the Commonwealth. MassBudget makes that information available to everyone, providing independent research and analysis of state budget and tax policies, as well as economic issues, with particular attention to the effects on low- and middle-income children and adults.

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