Tag Archives: tax policy

Beacon Hill Institute Weekly Dispatch: 33% believe Fidelity move was due to Massachusetts taxes

Editor’s note: The cross-tabs for this poll question can be found here. (BOSTON) – A plurality of Massachusetts registered voters believes that Fidelity’s recent decision to move approximately 1,000 jobs out of the Bay State was based on the Commonwealth’s high business taxes according to a poll prepared for the Beacon Hill Institute and released today.  Thirty-three percent (33%)…

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This says it all

(exactly.   – promoted by EaBo Clipper) Bloomberg carries a story about how Massachusetts has closed another corporate loophole so that WalMart can pay its “fair share.” But one passage in the dispatch is very telling. Massachusetts is closing tax loopholes, raising cigarette taxes and dipping into rainy day funds to balance a budget that increases expenditures 4.9 percent. States…

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Latest from Carla Howell: We’re scared but ready to take on teachers’ union

Here’s are selections from the latest dispatch from the Howell-Cloud drive to abolish the personal income tax.
A Disturbing Message from Michael Cloud I’m scared. Not panicked, but scared of what they’ll try to do to knock our END the Income Tax Initiative Off the Ballot. Why? In yesterday’s Boston Globe (6/4/08): “In a major embarrassment to Republican leaders in…

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Sen. Tisei: “It’s time to run the closing credits on the film tax credit and repeal it.”

Looking past the glitter, the Senate Minority Leader takes on a sacred cow. The Department of Revenue recently released an analysis of the state’s film tax credit, revealing some interesting facts about the incentive. According to DOR, the state collects less than 18 cents for every dollar it offers in tax credits. That’s bad news for the state’s taxpayers, because…

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