C O N C L U S I O N
Evidence from surveys of migrating households, the
existing economic literature, and new analysis in this
paper all suggest that taxes do not play any notable
role in causing people to leave Massachusetts. The
most important factors in influencing household migration are economic
and family-related reasons. If anything, higher state income taxes decrease the numbers
of people leaving a state. Taxes do appear to influence
the choice of which state to live in once a person has
decided to move, but the impact is modest. If Massachusetts uses
the revenues from higher taxes to create
jobs, reduce unemployment, and reduce property
crime, the small negative impacts from taxes can be
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