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October 7, 2013 / needhamgrassroots

Is THIS fair? (Massachusetts Taxes)

In Massachusetts, the very poorest pay 9.5% of their income to state and local taxes. The wealthiest pay 6.0%.

Is this fair? And what are our Massachusetts legislators doing to fix it? What are the candidates for Governor proposing to fix it?

image updated with more recent data

image updated with more recent data

From MassBudget.org. See hmny.me/pullingapart

Meanwhile, we are underfunding our communities — Needham’s local aid has been slashed by almost 40% in the last several years.

Needham Local Aid Has Been Cut 38% since the Recession

Needham Local Aid Has Been Cut 38% since the Recession. How much has YOUR town lost? Click here.

More related information: http://hmny.me/nottaxachusetts

Link back to here: http://hmny.me/isthisfair

PDF to Print: MA Taxes – Is This Fair?

Other MassBudget resources:

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