Gov. Maura Healey’s Real Estate Transfer Tax Hike Fails

Beacon Hill - Stop Trying to Raise Taxes

BOSTON – Following news that the Massachusetts State Senate declined to add amendments that would have imposed an increase to the real estate transfer tax, a tax hike endorsed by Governor Maura Healey, Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance offered the following comments.

“At a time when taxpayers are strapped with inflation costs and housing prices are through the roof, it’s relieving to hear Governor Maura Healey’s proposal to raise taxes on home sales failed. When almost everyone is deserting the transfer tax, a few senators try going down with the ship. The answer to every problem isn’t to raise taxes. State House leaders, and even bureaucrats need to stop simply looking for different ways to raise taxes which is slowly taking our state back to becoming Taxachusetts. The taxpayers of Massachusetts have a limit,” stated Paul Diego Craney, spokesman for the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance.

“Former Governor Calvin Coolidge said it the best ‘I want taxes to be less, that the people may have more.’ Current Beacon Hill leaders may remember Taxachusetts very fondly, but they should embrace the plea of Coolidge. The defeat of the transfer tax increase means the people have more,” concluded Craney.

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