Hoping to boost Pennsylvania’s economic growth, Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington) recently floated a proposal to lower the Commonwealth’s personal income tax (PIT) rate from 3.07 percent to 2.82 percent.

The proposal comes on the heels of recently enacted federal tax reform that sought to cut taxes for the majority of Americans and spur economic growth but was also projected to grow the national deficit.

The legislation, House Bill 2002, is touted as saving households $500 by lowering the current rate, which has been in place since 2003.

“In 2016, the Commonwealth’s gross domestic product grew 0.6 percent compared to… Read the full story here: https://www.cityandstatepa.com/content/lawmaker-floats-proposal-lower-state%E2%80%99s-personal-income-tax-rate