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Massachusetts has the Twentieth Lowest State and Local Tax Burden in the Nation for FY 2016

Massachusetts’s state and local tax burden (tax collections divided by private sector personal income) was the twentieth lowest in the nation for FY 2016 at 13.4 percent—or -6 percent below the national average of 14.3 percent.
// In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, Massachusetts collected $43.9 billion in state and local taxes—or $6,436 for every man, woman, and child. While this is an impressi…

Massachusetts’s State and Local Government Workforce is the Nineteenth “Most Productive” in 2016

// There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s state and local government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their …

Massachusetts is the Ninth Biggest Net Loser of Federal Spending in 2013

  In the course of collecting taxes and spending money, the federal government inevitably creates “winners” and “losers” across the American landscape. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013…

Massachusetts’s Government Workforce is the Eighteenth “Most Productive” in 2013

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to…

Massachusetts has the Twenty-First Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2013

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, Massachusetts collected $38.6 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not th…

Winning the HGTV 2015 Dream Home in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts Will Cost You in Income Taxes

Note: Follow this link to read our tax analysis for the 2016 HGTV Dream Home on Merritt Island, Florida. This year’s HGTV 2015 Dream Home is in Martha’s Vineyard…

Massachusetts’s Government Workforce is the Fifteenth “Most Productive” in 2012

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to…

Massachusetts has the Nineteenth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2011

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, Massachusetts collected $35.8 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not th…