Multiple Winners Result from Tax Code Changes, Say Adams, York County House Republicans
HARRISBURG – The York County House Republicans delegation voted Saturday to support House Bill 761, legislation which institutes significant changes to Pennsylvania’s tax code. Members of delegation, state Reps. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Ron Miller (R-Jacobus), Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), Majority Whip Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), Scott Perry (R-Dillsburg) and Will Tallman (R-Hanover), endorsed the amendments, which stand to benefit everyone from employers and employees, to rural and urban communities.
Delegation members issued the following statement upon passage of the legislation, which awaits Gov. Tom Corbett’s signature:
“Tax code changes are often characterized as being strictly pro-business. Nothing could be further from the truth in the case of this legislation, which improves the quality of life for job seekers, volunteers, and, ultimately, our economy.
“If we are to turn around our economy, we must turn around our job market. This bill raises the incentive for employers to hire by increasing the tax credit for new job creation when the position is filled by someone who is unemployed. This change, coupled with unemployment compensation reform which ran through Representative Miller’s House Labor and Industry Committee, and the Keystone Works program authored by Representative Saylor, figure to jump start Pennsylvania.
“The legislation sustains our rural communities and agriculture base by excluding the transfer of family farms from inheritance and realty transfer taxes. It also benefits our cities and towns by establishing a tax credit for rehabilitation of approved historic structures.
“House Bill 761 aids our non profits by permanently exempting our volunteer firefighting organizations from the state’s sales and use tax, thereby allowing them to do more of what they already do well – give back to our communities. It also establishes a tax credit for businesses which make contributions to providers of services for individuals with intellectual disabilities or mental illnesses.
“It will also be a revenue generator for Pennsylvania by forcing businesses to pay their fair share through the attachment of bank accounts for collection in cases of tax delinquency. This seeks to put more money in our coffers, which is a benefit for all Pennsylvanians.
“Everyone who pays their taxes expects effective, efficient stewardship of their hard-earned dollars. These new measures do that by putting more money back into the wallets of our citizens, making for a better, more prosperous Pennsylvania.”
York County House Republican Delegation
Contact: Scott Little