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Thousands miss out on low-income tax forgiveness program due to outdated income limits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

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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

How a Pa. Latina business owner helps newer immigrants navigate their taxes

Undocumented immigrants pay billions in taxes each year, but still face many barriers that deter them from reporting their income, like a lack of translation services and misinformation about the process of filing taxes.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Cómo una empresaria latina de Pensilvania está ayudando a las personas hispanohablantes durante la temporada de impuestos

Aunque aportan billones de dólares en impuestos estatales y federales anualmente, los inmigrantes aún enfrentan muchas barreras que los disuaden de reportar sus ingresos, como la falta de servicios de traducción y la desinformación sobre el proceso de presentación de impuestos.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Josh Shapiro urges support for $2,500 tax credit for new Pa. cops

The credit, which Shapiro’s office estimates would cost $25 million per year if approved, is one of several bids to fill municipal department vacancies.
By Sam Dunklau

Josh Shapiro’s plan to eliminate 2 of Pa.’s cell phone taxes, what does it mean?

Pennsylvania levies some of the highest taxes on cell phones in the country. Shapiro wants to eliminate two, which would fulfill a campaign promise.
By Kate Huangpu/Spotlight PA