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Massachusetts Graduated Income Tax Amendment, Question 6 (1994)

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The Massachusetts Graduated Income Tax Amendment, also known as Question 6, was on the November 8, 1994 ballot in Massachusetts as an initiated state statute. It was defeated.

The initiative sought to require a graduated state income tax.

Election results

Question 6 (Graduated Income Tax)
Defeatedd No1,442,40464.6%
Yes 630,694 28.3%

Official results via: The Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth

Text of measure

The language on the ballot was:

This proposed constitutional amendment would require Massachusetts income tax rates to be graduated, in order to distribute the burden of the tax fairly and equitably. The proposed amendment would require the rates for taxpayers in higher income brackets to be higher than the rates for taxpayers in lower income brackets. The proposed amendment would also allow the state Legislature to grant reasonable exemptions and abatements and establish the number and range of tax brackets. The proposed amendment would eliminate from the Massachusetts Constitution the present requirement that income taxes must be levied at a uniform rate throughout the state upon incomes derived from the same class of property.[1][2]

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  1. Secretary of the Commonwealth, Public Document No. 43 Massachusetts Election Statistics 1994
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.