Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Republicans Proposing Real Solutions

The Boston Herald editorial page is praising a tax amnesty program being launched by the state next month. The GOP–sponsored tax amnesty plan targeting the state’s tax scofflaws was signed into law by Governor Patrick last month. The plan is just another example of Republicans proposing real solutions to help real people solve real problems.

The amnesty program will run for two months and will encourage delinquent taxpayers to voluntarily pay off their back taxes by waiving penalties as an incentive. The Department of Revenue has estimated that this particular program could generate up to $20 million dollars.

Previous tax amnesties offered in 2002 and 2003 brought in $91.6 million and $174 million respectively.

The Boston Globe also has a piece on the amnesty program today. Click here for more details on the plan.