Josh Shapiro on Tax Reform



Lower the Corporate Net Income Tax

We need to continue the work this body began last year, finally lowering the Corporate Net Income Tax. Pennsylvania used to have the second highest business tax in the nation--making it too difficult for companies to grow and succeed, and more challenging for us to sell the Commonwealth. This year, my Administration is sending a different message. Pennsylvania is open for business and we're going to make our Commonwealth a leader in innovation, job creation, and economic development.
Source: 2023 State of the State Address to Pennsylvania legislature , Mar 7, 2023

Get rid of nuisance taxes like the state cell phone tax

I have put forth a plan to help Pennsylvanians deal with rising costs. We put this forth a few months ago, making sure that we help seniors stay in their home by doubling what's known as the property tax rent rebate, giving them relief for household goods, getting rid of a whole bunch of nuisance taxes like the state cell phone tax, which takes over $300 million out of the pockets of Pennsylvanians, and giving every single driver a $250 immediate gas tax rebate to offset the pain at the pump.
Source: CNN SOTU interviews on 2022 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial race , May 22, 2022

Eliminate the state cell phone tax, expand property rebates

He'll eliminate the state cell phone tax--specifically, the gross receipt and sales tax on cell phone service. By eliminating this 11% state tax, we can reduce Pennsylvanians' tax burden by $317 million and save folks money on their monthly cell phone bill. Lastly, Josh will lower household costs by expanding the Property Tax and Rent Rebate program, increasing the maximum rebate to $1,000 and making the program available to over 275,000 more eligible people.
Source: 2022 Pennsylvania Governor campaign website JoshShapiro.org , May 18, 2022

We need to lower taxes, close loopholes, increase wages

Shapiro said Pennsylvania's 9.99% corporate net income tax rate -- the second highest in the country -- is too high and "holds businesses back." He didn't specify a preferred rate. "At the same time we have too many loopholes that they take advantage of," Shapiro said. "We need to lower taxes, close loopholes and simultaneously invest in our workforce by increasing wages."
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer on 2022 Pennsylvania Governor race , Oct 13, 2021

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