HARRISBURG — Scranton residents could see their taxes rise under legislation approved unanimously Wednesday by the Senate.
The measure would require that Scranton levy a tax on residents equal to or more than its 0.75 percent commuter earned income tax.
This stipulation is included in a late amendment added to the bill by the sponsor, Sen. John Eichelberger, R-30, Hollidaysburg. The goal here is to treat all Act 47 municipalities — including those like Scranton that have distressed municipal pension plans subject to Act 205 — the same, said Sen. John Blake, D-22, Archbald.
Ten other municipalities levy a pension-related earned income tax, but they levy it on both commuters and resident workers, he added.