Deval Patrick punishes achievement and hard work by raising taxes on students in Massachusetts
Good read from the Mass GOP on the insane tax increases that Democrat Gov. Deval Patrick is looking to ram through on taxpayers.
For Immediate Release
Patrick Rallies College Students for Tax Cuts
that Hurt Them and Their Families
Governor Deval Patrick is giving college students a real lesson today in how
Beacon Hill works: only tell voters half the truth while trying to convince them
to support tax increases that hurt them and their families.
Patrick’s historic tax increases
include elimination of higher education-related deductions that will take $73
million more from the pockets of over 320,000 parents and students who pay state
taxes, according to the Massachusetts Taxpayers Association.
“Patrick’s push for the largest
tax hike in state history hits nearly every taxpayer in the state, and students
and their parents are no exception. Patrick punishes achievement and hard work
by raising taxes on students who receive scholarships, and you have to wonder if
the governor has fully educated these students on the real impact of his tax
increases,” said Kirsten Hughes, MassGOP Chairman.
Under Patrick’s Tax
Tuition Tax Deduction –
Exemption of Scholarships and
Fellowships – gone
Personal Exemption for Students
Aged 19 or Over – gone