A Real Tax Cut for Pennsylvania’s Middle Class

Howard Wial |

In 1999, state income tax relief for the middle class was on the agenda in Pennsylvania. In the first half of March of 1999, the House of Representatives voted to cut the state personal income tax rate from 2.8 to 2.7 percent. This Reports and Briefing Papers proposes that the Legislature introduce a personal exemption into state income tax law to achieve a more substantial middleclass tax cut.