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The Tax Foundation is the nation’s leading independent tax policy nonprofit. Since 1937, our principled research, insightful analysis, and engaged experts have informed smarter tax policy at the federal, state, and global levels. For over 80 years, our goal has remained the same: to improve lives through tax policies that lead to greater economic growth and opportunity.
High-quality research is irrelevant if it goes unread. Every year our team is on the ground in more than 35 states, testifying, presenting, and working closely with governors, key policymakers, and business leaders.
Through the Tax Foundation’s State Partners Forum, we provide a unique setting where Tax Foundation experts, business leaders, trade associations, and decision-makers can connect with one another and stay up-to-date on state tax trends.
Using strategic outreach and three types of publications, our state policy team helps states make lasting changes to their state tax code that in turn enable people and businesses to flourish.
Every year our team is on the ground in more than 35 states, testifying, presenting, and working closely behind the scenes with governors, key policymakers, and business leaders.
When tax proposals pop up in states, our team of economists and policy analysts engage with stakeholders and policymakers to help them understand exactly how these tax proposals would impact their economy, businesses, taxpayers, and their state’s ranking in our State Business Tax Climate Index.
Arkansas state legislators and their governor wanted to make their tax code more competitive so we provided them an assortment of recommendations through our reform guide series—Arkansas: The Road Map to Tax Reform. After the release, they passed one of our proposed recommendations that repealed an onerous tax on business inputs. The repeal of this law simplified their tax code, improved their business tax climate, and made their tax code more competitive among their bordering states.
We published new analysis, leveraged our large body of research, and designed infographics to communicate the economic implications of Governor Edwards’ gross receipts tax proposal. Within days of mobilizing, and after testifying to the state’s Ways and Means Committee, the proposal was scrapped.
We produced Ohio Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Taxes & the Economy, which aims to help policymakers, voters, the business community, and the media understand Ohio’s current tax system and its economy as a whole. It also highlights, ranks, and provides detailed charts on each of Ohio’s taxes—individual income taxes, business taxes, sales and excise taxes, wireless taxes, and property taxes.
We briefed over 1,000 business leaders, academics, journalists, policymakers, and taxpayers, and authored 20 articles explaining the devastating impact a gross receipts tax would have on Oregon consumers and businesses.
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