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The Honorable Jeff Pyle, jpyle@pahousegop.com
Pyle Supports Legislation to Reduce Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax Rate
1/9/2008

After several years of substantial surpluses in the Commonwealth's budget, Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Indiana) is joining a Montgomery County lawmaker in urging the General Assembly and the governor to reduce the tax burden on Pennsylvania residents.

Pyle is co-sponsoring legislation, House Bill 1641, drafted by Rep. Tom Quigley (R-Montgomery) that would reduce the personal income tax (PIT) rate from the current 3.07 percent to 2.99 percent.
 
“This would save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in overpayments to the state government,” Pyle said. “No government knows how to spend the hard earned money of the taxpayers better than the taxpayers themselves. I feel it is both conscientious and imperative that these excessive surpluses be returned to their rightful owners, the taxpayers of Pennsylvania.”   
 
In late 2003, the governor signed into law legislation that increased the PIT from 2.8 percent to 3.07 percent, which took effect Jan. 1, 2004. Citing budget shortfalls as the reason to increase the income tax, the governor called upon the Legislature to enact a personal income tax increase to pay for his proposed programs.
 
Pyle noted that since first being elected to the House in 2004, the Commonwealth has been generating tax surpluses of more than $500 million per year.
 
“Pure and simple, this is over taxation,” Pyle said. “I support Representative Quigley's personal income tax reduction bill because it returns to Pennsylvanian's what is rightfully theirs.  No government should generate excessive surpluses in the hundreds of millions like Pennsylvania has been doing, and it does not agree with my personal principals of good government.”
 
Pyle noted that the House Republican Policy Committee met in Harrisburg today to receive testimony on the impact of this legislation.
 
Rep. Jeff Pyle
60th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(800) 287-0614
Contact: Tim Eller
House Republican Public Relations
teller@pahousegop.com
(717) 260-6242
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