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PA Budget Policy Center Issues Statement on Severance Tax

…The Center’s report recommends that Pennsylvania assess a natural gas severance tax at the state level and that local governments’ authority to assess property taxes on gas and oil interests – a practice banned by a state court ruling in 2002 – be restored. Ward said the court treats the oil and gas industry differently from other mineral industries and from other businesses, whose production is a factor in local property tax assessments.

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