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Tax Foundation Named Organization of the Year

1 min readBy: Richard Morrison

The TaxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. Foundation has been named Organization of the Year for the second year in a row by industry journal State Tax Notes (subscription required). The award recognizes the Tax Foundation’s reputation as the group most widely relied on by practitioners, researchers, and the news media as a source of information on state tax issues.

“We are honored and humbled by being named Organization of the Year for a second year in a row,” said Tax Foundation Vice President for Legal & State Projects Joseph Henchman. “This award is a testament to all of the work done not only by our state team, but to everyone at the organization. We’re especially excited to be receiving this recognition during our 75th anniversary year.”

In their award citation, State Tax Notes praised the Tax Foundation’s flagship publications, including the guidebook Facts & Figures and the State Business Tax Climate Index, which synthesizes over a hundred metrics to measure the “business-friendliness” each state’s tax system. Citing the influence of the Index, they note that “there is no question” that the Tax Foundation is “influential in shaping the state tax reform debate.”

Award recipients are selected based on interviews, polling, and analysis by the editorial staff of State Tax Notes. In 2011, in addition to being named Organization of the Year, the Tax Foundation’s Joseph Henchman was one of the Top 10 Most Influential People in State Tax Policy.

State Tax Notes, a publication of Tax Analysts, is a leading source for multistate tax news and is widely read by tax practitioners across the country. Tax Analysts also publishes Tax Notes and Tax Notes International, among other titles.