Income Tax Reform in Pennsylvania

Stephen Herzenberg |

Despite Pennsylvania‰’s constitution uniformity clause, the analysis done by the Pa Budget and Policy Center, shows that it is possible to enact changes to Pennsylvania‰’s personal income tax that will allow the state to collect a large part of the increased revenue from people and places that have a greater ability to pay. The options of raising income tax rates higher on investment income and increasing the state‰’s income-tax forgiveness thresholds enable tax increases targeting more affluent taxpayers.