Tax Analysis

Untaxing New York Manufacturers October 2018

Iowa Tax Reform Legislation Will Boost the State Economy September 2018

Rolling Back the Sales Tax to 5%: A Win for Massachusetts May 2018

Taking a Bite Out of Jobs: The Economic Effects of a Sales Tax
Increase on Restaurant Meals
March 2018

The Economic Effects of a Meals Tax on Virginia Localities August 2017

BHI-NCPA-DCGE Model: The Intergenerational Effects of the Trump Tax Plan (December 2016)

The Economic Effects of the Trump Tax Plan September 2016

The Economic Effects of the Clinton Tax Proposal August 2016

The U.S. Corporate Income Tax: A Primer for U.S. Policy Makers July 2015

Can State Pull Its Punches? New tax policy needed to help Wisconsin prosper: A BHI Study

Proposed Tax Increases for Infrastructure and Education in the Commonwealth: An Economic Analysis May 2013

BHI Study: MA public sector pension system puts taxpayers at risk February 2013

Fiscally Illiberal: State and Local Projects Cannot Create Jobs Responsibly January 2013

Tax Reform in Texas: Lowering Business Costs, Expanding the Economy.November 2012

The Fiscal and Economic Impact of Franchise Tax Reform in Texas. November 2012

The Enterprise Value Tax: What it Means for the Massachusetts Economy December 2011

The Massachusetts Health Care Reform Mandates: The Gaming Gamble November 2011

Massachusetts Health Care Reform stunts job growth and investment September 2011

Massachusetts Health Care Reform drives up insurance costs both public and private, June 2011

Why Massachusetts Should Spend Less on Education June 2011

 Maine’s Biennial Budget: Tax Cuts to Spur Job Growth. May 2011

Why Massachusetts Should Double the Number of Charter Schools. March 2011

60. The Economic Impact of Initiative 1098 in Washington State (August 2010, offsite) (Local copy here.)

Gov. Granholm’s Tax Hike Proposal Would Kill 30,000 Michigan Jobs in First Year June 2010

Eliminating Property Taxes Without Raising State Taxes July 2010

Going Green with Energy in Massachusetts: Costly Mandates Will Hit Consumers, Business October 2010

The Beacon Hill Institute’s Tax Analysis Modeling Program for Arizona: A Response to Charney

Federal Health Care Reform is a Job Killer, March 2010

Massachusetts Fiscal Policy: The Legend v. the Facts. January 2010

The other side of Question 3: Abolition of sales tax means more jobs and less unemployment October 2010

Massachusetts Sales Tax Hike Would Destroy 12,000 Jobs and $51 million in Investment (BHI FaxSheet, May 2009)

On the other hand: Institute offers ‘best case’ scenario for an income-tax-free Massachusetts October 2008

Cutting the Income Tax to 5%: An Affordable Boost to the Economy May 2004

BHI Issues State Revenue Forecast for Massachusetts December 2003

Wishful Thinking about Corporate Tax Breaks June 2003

Staying the course: No Need for Fiscal Fright in Massachusetts November 2001

Boston CPA will cost jobs October 2001

Sales Tax Facts: Revenue Gains and Job Losses in New Hampshire March 2001

Improving the Generosity Rate: Charitable Tax Deduction Would Boost Charitable Giving in Massachusetts October 2000

Economic Answers to Question 4 October 2000

Charitable Tax Deduction Would Increase Bay State Giving Substantially April 2000.

The Economics of Tax Reduction: Clean Cut or Compromise April 2000

Capital Gains Hike Would Hurt Low-Income Taxpayers Most, Cost Millions in Capital Spending and Local Revenues. July 1999

Unemployment Insurance Reform Would Spur Massachusetts Economy June 1999

New economic analysis shows bad budgeting costs states thousands of potential new jobs and investments July 1998

BHI tax cut plan offers strongest immediate benefit to the Massachusetts economy May 1998

Economic analysis shows impact of Governor’s, House Leadership’s and Senate President’s proposals March 1998

New analysis shows House leadership’s tax cut proposal offers relatively small benefits compared to Governor Cellucci’s proposal March 1998.

Ohio Sales Tax Hike From 5% to 6% would Destroy 99,000 Jobs, Cut Capital by $8.8 Billion January 1998

New Jersey’s 1994 and 1995 Personal Income Tax Cuts Led to 25,000 New Jobs, $2.1 Billion in New Capital October 1997

Tax Cut Proposal Would Create $21 Billion in New Spending September 1997

Iowa Tax Cut Would Create 44,000 New Jobs and Generate $1 billion in New Capital February 1997

Reducing Unemployment Insurance Would Mean 13,080 New Jobs February 1997

Mass. FY 96 Budget Surplus: Why the Good News Isn’t So Good and How to Make It Better July 1996

Unemployment Insurance Cut Would Add 15,000 Jobs to Massachusetts Economy June 1996

Massachusetts Personal Income Tax Cut Would Mean More Jobs, Increased Wages February 1996

A Compassion Tax Credit December 1995

Corporate Tax Proposal Would Mean More Jobs, Higher Wages for Massachusetts Workers October 1995

Ensuring More Jobs For Massachusetts May 1995

BHI Predicts $81 Million FY-96 Tax-Revenue Shortfall March 1995

The Weld-Cellucci Tax Plan: An Antidote For Federal Tax Hikes August 1994

Massachusetts FY-95 Tax Revenue To Reach $11.278 Billion April 1994.

Massachusetts FY-94 Tax Revenues Predicted to Reach $10,306.2 Million April 1993


“TELling” it like it is: How Massachusetts could eliminate its structural deficit and still spend generously on safety-net programs February 2010

Beyond Loopholes: BHI study suggests simplifying and lowering business taxes to 5.3% April 2008

The New Sumptuary Laws: How Massachusetts Consumptions Taxes Keep the Poor Poor April 2003

Holding “Taxachusetts” at Bay (revised) Policy Study PDF Format, April 2002

New Economic Analysis Shows Boston Ballot Question 1 Will Cost Jobs October 2001

What New York Has Gained From Tax Cuts September 2001 (offsite)

Promoting Good Schools Through Wise Spending January 2001

The Economic Effects of Changing the Ohio Sales Tax: Estimates Using the BHI State Tax Analysis Modeling Program January 1998

An Application of the BHI State Tax Analysis Modeling Program to the State of Oklahoma December 1996

An Application of the BHI Tax Analysis Model to the Massachusetts Mutual Fund Industry October 1996

Tax Credits for Charitable Contributions: Alternatives, Projections and Comparisons March 1996

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: A New Approach to Welfare Funding December 1995

An Economic Model of Massachusetts Tax Policy September 1994

The Graduated Income Tax: Winners and Losers July 1994

The Grad Tax Debate: Down the Slippery Road to Serfdom April 1994

Tax Policy in Massachusetts: Mainstream Economics Versus Political Rhetoric December 1993