This week’s map takes a look at when each state first adopted its cigarette tax. Although the federal government had been taxing tobacco since the 18th century and cigarettes specifically since 1862, states did not begin...
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Arizona Votes Today on Sales Tax Increase
Arizona voters go to the polls today to decide Proposition 100, which will raise the state's sales tax by one percentage point for three years.
Arizona's combined 7.92% sales tax is the 9th highest now, and if the rate goes up a point, it will become the 3rd highest. That'd be behind only Tennessee, which has no wage tax, and California, not a state to emulate for fiscal policy.
And although is true that Arizona is a relatively low-tax state, they are middle-of-the-road on business tax climate.
Click on the image for larger size version of the "State Business Tax Climate Index" map. Click here for the map in printer-friendly or alternative formats (PDF, TIFF).
More on sales taxes here.
More on Arizona here.
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