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How Local Government Works: A key factor in determining property taxes varies wildly across Pennsylvania

How much 1 mil in taxes brings a municipality differs widely all over the state. That has serious implications for municipalities’ budgets.

By Min Xian/SpotlightPA

Explainer: The history behind Pennsylvania’s flat income tax

One clause in the state’s constitution explains why Pennsylvania has a flat income tax

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Thousands miss out on low-income tax forgiveness program due to outdated income limits

New legislation would raise the income limit for inflation and create a new state earned income tax credit

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Pa. tax credits result in ‘mixed bag’ for job creation

A recent state analysis of 20 state tax credit programs found seven accomplished their legislative intent.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Switch to Pa.’s corporate filing system led to backlog and longer waits for business owners

The delays caused problems for new businesses, which need the paperwork to open a bank account, enter contracts, and more.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA