Amore Statement on Tax Relief: “Give All Available Money Back to Taxpayers”

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WINCHESTER – Anthony Amore, candidate for Massachusetts Auditor, issued the following statement about the Legislature’s decision to sideline a promised economic development bill that would have delivered billions of dollars in relief to taxpayers during record inflation.

“Why is it that state spending is always an immediate priority until it involves returning money to taxpayers? The Legislature should be pursuing every avenue to give all available money back to taxpayers, and I am the only candidate for Auditor who supports that mission. 

“Auditor Bump is responsible for signing off on the ultimate rebate amount, and this is exactly why everyone should be concerned about who our next State Auditor will be. It’s more clear than ever that we need checks and balances in the Auditor’s Office to prevent delays to tax relief from ever happening again. I am the only candidate in this race committed to putting working families first and calling for real tax relief now.”

Background:

  • On August 1st, Beacon Hill lawmakers failed to pass a proposed economic development bill. As a result, one-time rebates of $250 to eligible individual taxpayers and $500 to married taxpayers who filed jointly, which lawmakers have promoted in recent weeks, will not be issued. (State House News, 8/1/22)
  • Separately, under the 1986 tax rebate law (Chapter 62F) Auditor Bump will be responsible for determining the amount of excess government spending by September 20th. (Masslive, 8/1/22

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