January 20, 2015

Pittsburg Tribune Review: Incoming Gov. Targets Higher Earners

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The newly released 2015 “Who Pays” report from the nonprofit Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy found Pennsylvania has the sixth-most-inequitable tax system in the nation. Combining the total burdens of sales, property and income taxes, the report found the top 1 percent of earners pay 4.2 percent of their income in taxes. The lowest 20 percent pay 12 percent.

The Pennsylvania Constitution requires uniform taxation. It is one of seven states with a flat-rate income tax. Thirty-four states have a graduated structure.