Annual Release of “Facts & Figures: How Does Your State Compare?”

March 10, 2015

Today we released the 2015 edition of Facts & Figures: How Does Your State Compare? Used daily by countless reporters, taxpayers, and legislators, this freely available book is a one-stop data resource for state tax rates, collections, burdens, and more! It is available for download as a free PDF or Excel file, and print copies will be available for purchase soon.

The ease-of-access and transparency of government data is crucial to an informed and honest debate on how to improve federal and state tax codes. Unfortunately, this data is often poorly formatted, spread out across many agencies’ websites, or is simply difficult to find. Facts & Figures is just one of the Tax Foundation’s resources that helps alleviate this problem, by providing clear and concise state data in a variety of formats to best fit each user’s needs.

The topics in this year’s edition include:

Taxes and Tax Measures

  • Tax Freedom Day by State
  • State-Local Tax Burden
  • State Business Tax Climate Index
  • State Tax Collections Per Capita
  • State Revenue Per Capita
  • State and Local Tax Collections Per Capita
  • State and Local Revenue Per Capita
  • Sources of State and Local Tax Collections
  • Federal Aid as a Percentage of State Revenue
  • Federal Income Tax Payments by Income Percentile
  • Selected Federal Tax Rates

Individual Income Taxes

  • State Individual Income Tax Rates
  • State Individual Income Tax Collections Per Capita
  • State and Local Individual Income Tax Collections Per Capita

Corporate Income Taxes

  • State Corporate Income Tax Rates
  • State Corporate Income Tax Collections Per Capita
  • State and Local Corporate Income Tax Collections Per Capita
  • State Gross Receipts Taxes

General Sales Taxes

  • State and Local Sales Tax Rates
  • State General Sales Tax Collections Per Capita
  • State and Local Sales Tax Collections Per Capita

Excise Taxes

  • State Gasoline Tax Rates
  • Share of State & Local Road Spending Covered by State & Local Tolls, User Fees, & User Taxes
  • State Cigarette Excise Tax Rates
  • State Spirits Excise Tax Rates
  • State Wine Excise Tax Rates
  • State Beer Excise Tax Rates
  • State and Local Cell Phone Tax Rates
  • Sales Tax Treatment of Groceries, Candy, and Soda
  • State and Local Excise Collections Per Capita

Property Taxes

  • Mean Property Taxes as a Percentage of Owner-Occupied Housing Value
  • State and Local Property Tax Collections Per Capita
  • Capital Stock Tax Rates

Estate and Inheritance Taxes

  • Estate Tax Rates and Exemptions
  • Inheritance Tax Rates and Exemptions

State Debt

  • State Debt Per Capita
  • State and Local Debt Per Capita

Data

  • Income Per Capita by State
  • People Per Household by State

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