State Taxes

The Tax Foundation's Center for State Tax Policy produces and markets timely and high-quality data, research, and analysis on state fiscal issues that influences the debate toward economically principled tax policies. Our experts are routinely relied upon for presentations, testimony, and media appearances on state tax and fiscal policy, and our website is a comprehensive resource for information on tax and spending policy in each U.S. state. For information on your state, click on the map to the right. 

Income Tax Rates

Study & Map: State Individual Income Tax Rates and Brackets for 2016

Historical Data: State Individual Income Tax Rates, 2000-2014

Corporate Tax Rates

Study & Map: State Corporate Income Tax Rates and Brackets for 2016

Sales Tax Rates

Study: State and Local Sales Tax Rates in 2016

Map: How High Are Sales Taxes in Your State?

Historical Data: State Sales, Gasoline, Cigarette, and Alcohol Tax Rates by State, 2000-2014

Excise Tax Rates

Historical Data: State Sales, Gasoline, Cigarette, and Alcohol Tax Rates by State, 2000-2014

Gasoline Taxes

Map: State Gasoline Tax Rates in 2016

Historical Data: State Gasoline Tax Rates, 2009-2013

Cigarette Taxes

Study & Map: Cigarette Taxes and Cigarette Smuggling by State, 2013

Map: How High Are Cigarette Taxes in Your State?

Historical Data: State Cigarette Excise Tax Rates, 2009-2013

Alcohol Taxes

Beer

Map: How High Are Beer Taxes in Your State?

Historical Data: State Beer Excise Tax Rates, 2009-2013

Wine

Map: How High are Wine Taxes in Your State?

State Table Wine Excise Tax Rates, 2009-2013

Spirits

Map: State Spirits Excise Tax Rates in 2015

Historical Data:State Excise Tax Rates on Spirits, 2007-2013

Wireless Taxes

Study & Map: Record High Taxes and Fees on Wireless Consumers in 2015

Property Taxes

Map: How High Are Property Taxes in Your State?

Interactive Map: How Do Property Taxes Vary Across The Country?

Interactive Tool: Property Tax Data by County

Major Publications

Facts & Figures 2015: How Does Your State Compare?, produced annually since 1941. A pocket- and purse-sized guide of state tax rates, rankings, and measures.

Tax Freedom Day® 2016 by state, the calendar-based measure of the combined federal, state, and local tax burden for the residents of each state.

2016 State Business Tax Climate Index, an annual ranking of the competitiveness of the 50 states' tax systems, using 118 variables measuring each major tax affecting investment.

State-Local Tax Burden Rankings FY 2012, an annual estimate and ranking of the combined state-local tax burden shouldered by the residents of the 50 states.

Location Matters 2015, the second edition of our landmark, apples-to-apples comparison of tax costs borne by seven model firms in the 50 states.

Federal Taxes and Spending by StateProduced in 2007, this highly-cited study tabulates the state-by-state burden of all categories of federal taxes, comparing it to the flow of federal spending back to each state, bringing the two sides of federal fiscal operations together. Thanks to a steeply progressive federal income tax, states with higher incomes pay vastly higher federal taxes, payments that are unlikely ever to be matched by federal spending directed to those states. Ironically, most of these high-paying states are the so-called blue states. *We are seeking funding support to produce this extensive project again. Visit here to support itSign up here to be notified on the next release.

Louisiana Fiscal Reform: A Framework for the Future

North Carolina Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Tax Reform

Illinois Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Taxes & the Economy

Simplifying Nevada's Taxes: A Framework for the Future

San Diego Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Taxes & the Economy

Iowa Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Taxes & the Economy

Building on Success: A Guide to Fair, Simple, Pro-Growth Tax Reform for Nebraska

North Carolina Tax Reform Options: A Guide to Fair, Simple, Pro-Growth Reform

Other Reports

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