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State Individual Income Tax Rates and Brackets, 2017

There’s a lot of variance in how states levy the individual income tax. In our newest study, we provide the most up-to-date data available on state individual income tax rates, brackets, standard deductions, and personal exemptions for both single and joint filers.

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Federal Tax Reform: The Impact on States

The federal government could pass comprehensive tax reform for the first time since 1986. Any federal tax change would impact state budgets, as most states tie their tax codes to the federal code. Here’s what states should expect and the options they’ll have if federal reform happens.

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State Corporate Income Tax Rates and Brackets, 2017

Corporate income taxes are levied in 44 states. Though often thought of as a major tax type, corporate income taxes account for just 5.4 percent of state tax collections and 2.7 percent of state general revenue. Here’s how corporate income taxes compare across the states.

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State and Local Sales Tax Rates, 2017

Retail sales taxes are one of the more transparent ways to collect tax revenue. While graduated income tax rates and brackets are complex and confusing to many taxpayers, sales taxes are easier to understand; consumers can see their tax burden printed directly on their receipts.

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