CLT NEWS RELEASE
Monday, April 11, 2011
Tax Freedom Day in Massachusetts two days later than U.S.
Tuesday, April 12 is national
Tax Freedom Day, according to the Washington-based Tax
Foundation. This is the day that Americans in general have paid all
their federal, state and local taxes and can start working for
themselves. In Massachusetts, it’s always later.
Thursday, April 14.
Tax Freedom Day, Massachusetts.
In 2011, Massachusetts taxpayers
work ‘til April 14 to pay their total tax bill, ranking the state
10th highest nationally. The Tax Freedom Days of neighboring states
are: Rhode Island, April 13; Connecticut, May 2 (ranked 1st); New
York, April 24; New Hampshire, April 9; and Vermont, April 10.
The Tax Foundation also compares
state/local tax burdens. In 2009, the latest that hard data is
available, Massachusetts' burden relative to our high personal
income was slightly above the national average. However, our per
capita tax burden is 4th highest in the nation, 27.7% above the
So the response to Judy Meredith’s
One Massachusetts and the public employee unions calling for an
income tax rate hike this year to 5.95% is NO.
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