Senate passes bill to reform tax collection

The state Senate yesterday passed a bill that would reduce
the amount of earned income tax (EIT) posts to one per county and save the
state between $210 million and $267 million annually in lost income-tax revenue, lawmakers said.

The state Senate yesterday passed a bill that would reduce
the amount of earned income tax (EIT) posts to one per county and save the
state between $210 million and $267 million annually in lost income-tax revenue, lawmakers said.

The commonwealth’s local tax-collection system is too large and inefficient, officials and lawmakers said.

The state has 560 EIT collection posts. It causes confusion
among employers who have to file EIT reports with numerous school districts and
municipalities each year, officials said. State revenue is lost to unnecessary
administrative fees, payroll and seepage caused by the dated system, officials
said.

Sen. Jane M. Earll (R-Erie County)
introduced  Senate Bill 1063. There would
be only 66 collection posts across the state if the bill becomes law.

It will move to the House of Representatives for further
debate.

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