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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: April 15, 2019 03:17 PM
From: Representative Christopher M. Rabb and Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, Rep. Sara Innamorato
To: All House members
Subject: Fair Share Tax Plan
It is time we made crucial changes to rectify Pennsylvania’s longstanding regressive income tax, creating a more equitable income tax payment system.

The Fair Share Tax Plan can raise $2.2 billion in new tax revenue while cutting personal income tax from 3.07 percent to 2.8 percent on wages and interest.

Passive income from net profits, dividends, net gains derived from rents, royalties, patents and copyrights, gambling and lottery winnings and net gains derived through estates and trust would see an increase to 6.5 percent. As a result, 85 percent of Pennsylvanians would see either a decrease or no change in their taxes due to the state.

As taxation stands in the Commonwealth, it continues to place a greater burden on the most financially vulnerable citizens. This solution will both reduce the overall budget deficit as well as provide more relief for the majority of our constituents.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation.

Introduced as HB1738