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November Economic and Revenue Update

November 18, 2020 | News Stand & Other

Director Matthew Knittel made a presentation to the Harrisburg Trade Association Executives and the PICA 2020 Fall Conference.

Tags: economic, presentation, revenue

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Pennsylvania Economic Development Incentives

October 15, 2020 | News Stand & Other

This research brief presents data on Pennsylvania economic development incentives for fiscal years (FY) 2014-15 through FY 2019-20. The tables provide annual detail on tax credit utilization or awards, state spending or grants, job training programs and state loan programs. The brief also highlights recent changes to incentive programs spending or utilization.

Tags: brief, credits, development, economic, incentives, research, tax

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Impact of the TCJA on Pennsylvania Taxpayers

October 13, 2020 | News Stand & Other

This research brief uses newly released IRS tax data to examine how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 impacted Pennsylvania federal income taxpayers. The analysis finds that tax law changes likely reduced federal income taxes by roughly $8.5 to $9.0 billion. 

This research brief was originally posted on October 2 but was updated and reposted on October 13 so that refundable tax credits and certain miscellaneous taxes (AMT and net investment tax) are reflected in average tax rate and estimated tax cut computations. Previously, those amounts were itemized separately.

 

Tags: federal, income, taxes, tcja

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COVID-19 Impact on Local Revenues

July 16, 2020 | News Stand & Other

In response to a legislative request, the Independent Fiscal Office examined how the COVID-19 pandemic and mandated business closures could impact local earned income taxes (EIT), property taxes and gaming revenues received by municipalities, counties and school districts for the current year.

Tags: local, revenue

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Economic Impact from Regulation of Single-Use Plastics

June 30, 2020 | News Stand & Other

As required by Act 20 of 2019, this report examines the economic impact from the regulation of single-use plastics. The report considers three types of regulation that have been enacted by other states and local jurisdictions: a ban, a fee and a ban-plus-fee. The report examines potential outcomes if these regulations were implemented statewide for plastic retail bags. The analysis is also extended to a ban on expanded polystyrene foam foodservice products.

Tags: economic, plastics, report

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County Income Patterns

June 10, 2020 | News Stand & Other

This research brief presents four maps that illustrate recent demographic and income trends at the county level. The release highlights population change, personal income growth and per capita figures for all counties of the Commonwealth.

Tags: brief, county, incomes, research

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IFO News Stand - March Edition

March 25, 2020 | News Stand & Other

The March edition of our monthly newsletter - The IFO News Stand. The release includes links to recent articles and reports that provide insight into state or national economic, demographic and fiscal trends. 

Tags: economic, news

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Senate Budget Hearing Request

March 11, 2020 | News Stand & Other

The IFO responded to questions raised at the office's budget hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Tags: budget, hearing

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House Budget Hearing Request

March 11, 2020 | News Stand & Other

The IFO responded to questions raised at the office's budget hearing before the House Appropriations Committee.

Tags: budget, hearing

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Family First Prevention Services Act Preliminary Analysis

March 04, 2020 | News Stand & Other

In response to a legislative request, the IFO conducted a preliminary analysis on the state and county impacts of the Family First Prevention Services Act.

Tags: revenue

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