Tax

News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

House Adopts State Spending Website

Transparency advocates praised last night’s vote by the Massachusetts House of Representatives approving a new level of state budget transparency.

Tax Shell Game

The IRS estimates that individuals and corporations currently hold $5 trillion in tax haven countries and asserts that the United States is responsible for a large portion of these assets.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Massachusetts Taxpayers Footing a $100 Billion Bill for Tax Dodgers

While a lot of attention is given on Tax Day to how tax dollars are spent, MASSPIRG is instead focused on the revenue lost every year – $100 billion – thanks to loopholes, tax avoidance and tax cheats.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Massachusetts Received an “F” in New Report on Transparency of Government Spending

Massachusetts received an “F” for “incomplete” when it came to openness about government spending, according to MASSPIRG in a new state by state report, "FOLLOWING THE MONEY: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data," released today.

Following the Money

The ability to see how government uses the public purse is fundamental to democracy. Spending transparency checks corruption, bolsters public confidence in government, and promotes fiscal responsibility.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Government Accountability Reforms Pending in Senate

MASSPIRG urges the Massachusetts senate to adopt two critical government transparency reforms, Amendment #’s 74 and 69 in the Economic Development Bill, S2345, currently before the Senate.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Committee Passes State Budget Transparency Web Site

The Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight passed the State Budget Transparency Bill from their Committee.

Report | Good Jobs First | Budget, Financial Reform, Tax

Show Us the Stimulus (Again)

A report released today shows that many states are making dramatic improvements in websites designed to disseminate information about their share of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), while others have failed to make vital information available.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Report Shows Which States More Transparent On Economic Stimulus Spending

A new report shows that many states are making dramatic improvements in websites designed to disseminate information about their share of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), while others have failed to make vital information available.

Massachusetts Stimulus Website

hree watchdog groups released their findings about the strengths and weaknesses of the state’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act website – www.Ma.gov/recovery .

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