Publications

  • March 27 2020
    Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Karen Spilka, and Speaker Robert DeLeo announced the corresponding change for the state tax filing deadline on March 27, 2020.The policy change impacts the Commonwealth of Massachusetts very differently than the federal government and will present tough financial challenges to state decision-makers.
  • March 24 2020
    On behalf of a broad group of organizations representing Massachusetts employers and health plans committed to ensuring access to high quality and affordable health care, we are writing to ask for your support to ensure that small and mid-size employers who offer insurance to their employees and individuals who pay their own premiums are able to continue private insurance coverage through a federa
  • March 17 2020
    BOSTON – On March 10, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and has ordered sweeping measures to slow the outbreak.
  • March 11 2020

    This analysis describes the steps taken by the governor to balance the budget compared to MTF’s initial projection of an $880 million gap between revenue and spending in fiscal 2021. It also describes ten tough choices confronting legislators as they develop a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

  • March 3 2020
    While MTF generally believes there are several infirmities with the current proposal to tax GILTI revenue, trying to use this revenue to finance transportation is especially ill-suited because the revenue is uncertain, will be difficult to collect in the short-term and is harder to leverage for capital financing than other transportation revenue sources that are more straightforward.
  • January 23 2020

    Governor Charlie Baker published his budget recommendation for state fiscal year 2021 on January 22, 2020. The plan, also known as House 2 (H.2), is the sixth budget proposal developed by Gov. Baker and the second since his re-election in November 2018.

  • January 15 2020

    After two consecutive fiscal years of above-trend tax growth and manageable spending increases, an initial analysis of the state’s finances suggests policymakers will face tough choices as they begin budget development for state fiscal year 2021.

  • December 4 2019

    Tax revenues will increase by approximately $615 million, or 2.0 percent, to $31.06 billion in fiscal 20211 according to a new forecast released today by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation at the state’s annual consensus revenue hearing. The Foundation estimates capital gains tax revenues of $1.64 billion.

  • November 7 2019
    We are a group of leaders across major sectors of the Commonwealth – business, industry, municipalities, and non-profits. Together, we call on us all – elected officials, leaders across sectors, residents – to act now to transform our transportation system into one we need and deserve.