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Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation


The MTF, a 501(c)(3), is a nationally recognized, independent, non-partisan organization focusing on state spending and tax policies and the Massachusetts economy. Our mission is to provide accurate, unbiased research with balanced, thoughtful recommendations that strengthen the state’s finances and economy in order to foster the long-term well being of the Commonwealth. Over the course of seven decades the Foundation has played an instrumental role in achieving major reforms and promoting sound public policy in state government. Our unique credibility has allowed the Foundation to have a significant impact on a wide range of issues-from education financing, business costs and health care to tax competitiveness, capital investments and the stability of state finances.


  • An Economy in Transition: Reducing the High Cost of Doing Business in Massachusetts

  • Interstate Tax Comparisons: Where Does Massachusetts Stand?

  • Reaching the Breaking Point: The Commonwealth’s Capital Dilemma

  • State Budget 05-06: The Clash Between Expectations & Reality

  • Municipal Financial Data

  • Legislative Directory



“Massachusetts legislators count on MTF for credible forecasts of state revenues, perceptive policy analysis and candid fiscal updates. They know that MTF provides information that is presented in a non-partisan and objective manner. As a legislator, I often relied on MTF and will continue to look to the group for guidance as Treasurer.”
  - Former Treasurer Shannon O’Brien

Mailing Address

333 Washington Street, Suite 853

Boston, Massachusetts 02108

(617) 720-1000 • F (617) 720-0799


Eileen McAnneny

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