VIDEO: The Fair Share Tax to Support Public Investment in Pennsylvania (2019 Update)

John Neurohr |

In Pennsylvania, the Fair Share Tax can help turn our tax system right-side up, raising much-needed revenues while reducing taxes on most Pennsylvanians. The Fair Share Tax raises $2.2 billion a year to invest in our communities, while cutting taxes or not raising them for 82% of Pennsylvanians.

The plan lowers the tax rate on regular wages and interest while increasing the tax rate on the kinds of income that goes mostly to the rich—things like dividends, capital gains, royalties and income from charging rent. Even after implementing this plan, Pennsylvania would still have the second-lowest effective tax rate of any of the surrounding states for those in the top 1%. Learn more: