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State Tax Policy Analyst

Teams: Center for State Tax Policy
Job Locations: Remote Washington D.C.

Job Overview

The Tax Foundation seeks a State Tax Policy Analyst to join our state policy team. The state team produces several annual studies and dozens of smaller reports each year, testifies and presents on tax proposals across the country, educates the public through regular media appearances, and works with lawmakers and policy organizations at the national level and in the states to promote smarter, pro-growth tax policy.

This position will be responsible for assisting with high-profile annual projects. They will also produce blog posts and collaborate on longer reports that advance principled tax policy. In addition to broader research obligations, each analyst on the state policy team takes “ownership” of legislative and other stakeholder relationships in a set of states, which will provide opportunities for legislative testimony, media appearances, and presentations.

The State Tax Policy Analyst reports to the Vice President of State Projects and can work from Tax Foundation’s Washington, D.C. office or from a virtual office elsewhere in the country.


  • Develop and maintain knowledge of current state tax policy and economic issues, and identify new research opportunities
  • Conduct research and collect data for signature Tax Foundation publications
  • Oversee Tax Foundation legislative and policy engagement in a given set of states
  • Research and author or co-author studies, reports, blog posts, and other materials on state tax issues
  • Expand the Tax Foundation’s profile with policymakers, academics, the media, and interested stakeholders through media appearances, responses to inquiries, and presentations/briefings

Qualifications and Skills

  • 2-5 years of experience
  • Undergraduate degree in economics, public policy, political science, or related field preferred but not required
  • Experience researching and writing about tax/public finance policy preferred but not required
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Alignment with and interest in Tax Foundation’s mission
  • Ability to work well both independently and with a team, often on tight deadlines
  • Occasional travel required, and frequency may increase with tenure (Approximate travel: 5-10%)

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Cover letter, which should detail your interest in this position, Tax Foundation’s work, and your salary requirements
  • Résumé

Submit Your Application

Questions can be directed to Bailey Drouant, Outreach Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search:

There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.

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