Center for State Tax Policy

The Tax Foundation’s Center for State Tax Policy produces and markets timely and high-quality data, research, and analysis on state fiscal issues that influence the debate toward economically principled tax policies. Our experts are routinely relied upon for presentations, testimony, and media appearances on state tax and fiscal policy, and our website is a comprehensive resource for information on tax and spending policy in each U.S. state. For information on your state, click on the map to the right.

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Major Publications

Featured Research

Wireless Taxes and Fees Jump Sharply In 2019

November 12, 2019

Ranking Corporate Income Taxes on the 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index

November 6, 2019

2020 State Business Tax Climate Index

October 22, 2019

Confusion Reigns as Kansas Revenue Department, Attorney General Dispute the State’s New Online Sales Tax Regime

October 4, 2019

Vaping Taxes Should Be Carefully Designed

September 12, 2019

Sales Tax Rates in Major Cities, Midyear 2019

August 14, 2019


More Research

Ranking Individual Income Taxes on the 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index

November 20, 2019

Excise Taxes Not the Answer for Streaming Services

November 13, 2019

Wireless Taxes and Fees Jump Sharply In 2019

November 12, 2019

Pittsburgh Claims Home-Field Advantage, But Visiting Athletes Cry Foul

November 8, 2019

Ranking Corporate Income Taxes on the 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index

November 6, 2019

Results of 2019 State and Local Tax Ballot Initiatives

November 5, 2019

Will West Virginia Reduce the Tax Burden on Manufacturing?

November 1, 2019

How Does Your State Treat Groceries, Candy, and Soda?

October 30, 2019

Inflation Adjusting State Tax Codes: A Primer

October 29, 2019

State and Local Tax Ballot Measures to Watch on Election Day 2019

October 28, 2019

Understanding the Price of Your Plane Ticket

October 28, 2019

Testimony: Wisconsin’s Property Tax System and its Implications for Revenue Stability, Opportunity, and Growth

October 24, 2019

California Cities Want to Cash in on Marijuana

October 23, 2019

2020 State Business Tax Climate Index

October 22, 2019

Texans to Vote on Amendment Prohibiting Income Tax

October 21, 2019

States Move on Recreational Marijuana

October 17, 2019

Testimony: Massachusetts Options for Corporate Tax Reform

October 16, 2019

Does Your State Have an Estate or Inheritance Tax?

October 16, 2019

Washington Voters to Weigh in on 12 Tax Questions This November

October 15, 2019

Sorting Out Pennsylvania’s New Corporate Nexus Requirements

October 15, 2019