Business Taxes

Reduce the Corporate Net Income Tax, at 9.99 percent the second highest in the country. Stay on track for final phase-out of the Capital Stock & Franchise Tax. Maintain fight against corporations reporting all taxes from all jurisdictions (combined reporting). 

“Babe, I Got You Babe”

Sound the 6:00 a.m. alarm and cue Sonny and Cher! “Groundhog Day” is previewing in Harrisburg with rumblings that the General Assembly may yet again delay the expiration of the Capital Stock and Franchise Tax (CSFT). One business tax expert sarcastically characterized CSFT as the go-to tax if your aim is to stunt business growth.

PMA Bulletin - April 10, 2014

Strong Showing for Governor Corbett at Annual Conservative Event

Governor Tom Corbett earned praise last Friday from the “dean” of the conservative movement in Pennsylvania. Emphasizing the administration’s pro-growth efforts, Frederick W. Anton III told a crowded ballroom at the 25th annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill that he was “100 percent behind the re-election of Tom Corbett.”

PMA Bulletin - Corbett Budget Reaction

 “You Can’t Go Wrong” -- Reaction to Governor Tom Corbett’s 2014 Budget Address

PMA Sponsors Public Radio’s “Ask the Governor”

PMA is proud to be the sole sponsor of “Ask the Governor”, an hour-long interview format that airs monthly on Radio PA’s affiliate network.

“PMA Perspective” Program to Bring Legislative Issues to Life

“PMA Perspective” Program to Bring Legislative Issues to Life

PMA is pleased to announce the launch of a new half-hour cable program, “PMA Perspective”. The show will air on the Pennsylvania Cable News Network (PCN) and will focus on how policies enacted in Harrisburg and Washington impact manufacturers, job creators, and the overall health and welfare of the working men and women in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and beyond.

PMA Bulletin -- November 6, 2013

PA Improves from “D” to “A-” Under Corbett’s Leadership on Tax Reform

The commitment by Governor Corbett and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to improve the commonwealth’s business environment is getting national attention. Words of praise for Pennsylvania resonated at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Council on State Taxation (COST), held in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Gabler Fights for Accountability in Government

State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-75) ran against the odds when in 2008, he entered the Republican primary as a write-in candidate for his home county House seat. Democrats have held the seat that includes part of Clearfield County and all of Elks County 48 out of the past 60 years.

“I didn’t like the way I saw things going with the spending under the Rendell Administration, and the incumbent’s (Democrat Dan Surra) voting was pretty much in lockstep with the spending and tax increases,” Gabler said.

PMA Bulletin -- September 11, 2013

Lawmakers Work to Lighten Regulatory Burden for Job Creators

In 1988, former Democratic presidential candidate and life-long liberal, George McGovern, bought a resort hotel in Connecticut. Two years later the hotel went bankrupt. In a 1991 commentary published by the Wall Street Journal, McGovern placed most of the blame for the bankruptcy on the cost of dealing with federal, state, and local regulations, and he blamed frivolous lawsuits.

Steve Bloom – Legislator, Author, and Patriot

Steve Bloom is as “free market” as they come. “No economic system in the history of the world has worked as well as the free market to bring people from poverty to prosperity and free them from oppression,” Bloom said in a recent interview with the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association.

PMA Bulletin -- July 31, 2013

Death to the Death Tax!

Despite grumbling over what didn’t happen this past June, there is at least one major accomplishment that deserves more attention. In the tax code enacted with the General Fund budget, the General Assembly eliminated the inheritance tax -- more appropriately the “death tax” -- levied on a business when sons, daughters, or other family heirs take leadership of it upon the death of the owner.