What is the May 15 vote on taxes?
Act 1 requires that Pennsylvania voters except in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton decide whether to cut their property taxes by increasing their income taxes.
What types of taxes are on the ballot?
Each school district is asking voters whether they want an increase in their earned-income tax (a tax on income that appears on a W-2 form or Schedule C) or a new personal-income tax (earned income plus interest and dividend income). This would be in addition to any existing earned-income tax. Social Security and pension income would not be taxed. In the Philadelphia suburbs, 49 of 63 school districts put an earned-income tax on the ballot; 14 are asking whether voters want a personal-income tax.