HARRISBURG – Rep. Kate Klunk (R-169) echoed concerns raised by York County business owners and statewide business associations during a roundtable discussion held today in Harrisburg to highlight the impact a potential tax increase could have on small businesses and job creation.
“We’ve heard reports that the governor’s budget address could include a proposal to raise the state’s Personal Income Tax,” Klunk said. “Today, we discussed how an income tax hike would hurt our small businesses, which create more than 65 percent of our jobs. These companies play an integral role in our statewide economy and in our communities, and it’s in our best interests to help them grow and expand.”
Klunk also joined the discussion as a sponsor of a legislative package introduced to streamline and simplify the state’s Tax Code and to provide much-needed relief for small businesses. Rep. Seth Grove (R-196) is the author of one of the bills.
“At a recent House Majority Policy Committee hearing at York College, I was able to hear firsthand the concerns facing our business owners and how our current tax climate weighs down small business owners with overly complex requirements,” Klunk added. “I applaud my colleagues for taking action to loosen the fiscal shackles on our job creators, and to help ensure small businesses do not bear the brunt of any new tax proposals.”
Representative Kate A. Klunk
169th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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