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Joseph Johns

State Tax Policy Analyst

Joseph Johns is a State Tax Policy Analyst with the Tax Foundation.

Johns focused his research on taxes and spending while at a nearby think tank and has worked alongside various nonprofits in the Washington, D.C. area. He graduated from George Mason University in 2021 as an MA Fellow at the Mercatus Center, where he assisted Mercatus scholars with state-level economic research. He currently lives in Central Arkansas and enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with friends.

Latest Work

State gross receipts taxes by state 2024

Gross Receipts Taxes by State, 2024

Gross receipts taxes impose costs on consumers, workers, and shareholders alike. Shifting from these economically damaging taxes can thus be a part of states’ plans for improving their tax codes in an increasingly competitive tax landscape.

7 min read