Sunday, December 28, 2014

Chamber supports Nutter's budget proposal but has a warning

While supportive of the temporary sales and property tax hikes, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce would strongly oppose increases in the wage and business privilege taxes if they were to be put on the table.

Chamber supports Nutter's budget proposal but has a warning

The leadership of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce continues to support Mayor Nutter's choices on his budget.

But should the debate over the budget turn to increasing the wage or business privilege taxes, the chamber made it clear in a statement that it would fight such moves.

Chamber president and CEO Mark Schweiker said:

While we think it’s important for there to be a full discussion and debate around the Mayor’s proposed budget, we want to be clear up front that Philadelphia’s business community will strongly oppose any increases in the Wage or Business Privilege taxes.

The city could not "absorb the blow that higher wage taxes would inflict," Schweiker said.

Here's the link to the full statement.

 

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