Ortitay Proposes Bill to Lower the Personal Income Tax Rate
HARRISBURG —Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today introduced legislation to lower the state’s personal income tax (PIT) rate.

“In 2016, the Commonwealth’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 0.6 percent compared to 1.5 nationally,” Ortitay said. “By reducing the PIT, Pennsylvanians would have more money in their pockets to invest back into the economy and hopefully put us more on par with national growth. This statistic does not lie. We must do more to improve Pennsylvania’s fiscal health.”

House Bill 2002 would lower the PIT from 3.07 percent to 2.82 percent. The current rate was set in 2003 at the request of former Gov. Ed Rendell and was supposed to be temporary. By lowering the rate, the average household could save around $500 per year.

“Small businesses file their taxes as personal income as opposed to paying corporate taxes,” Ortitay added. “A reduction in the PIT also would stimulate the economy by allowing small businesses to hire more workers and organically encourage growth.”

The 46th Legislative District includes Collier and South Fayette townships and Bridgeville, Heidelberg, McDonald and Oakdale boroughs in Allegheny County. It also encompasses Canton, Cecil, Mt. Pleasant, Robinson and Smith townships and Burgettstown, McDonald and Midway boroughs in Washington County.

Representative Jason Ortitay
46th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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