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

Connecticut Payroll Tax Proposal Raises Difficult Questions

May 10, 2019

How Stable is Cigarette Tax Revenue?

May 7, 2019

To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Property Taxes?

May 1, 2019

Testimony: Oregon Should Reevaluate the Proposed Gross Receipts Tax to Raise Revenue for Public Education

April 23, 2019

Connecticut Lawmakers Mull Capital Gains Surtax

April 23, 2019

Oregon’s Proposed Corporate Activity Tax Would Harm Low-Income Oregonians the Most

April 19, 2019


More Research

Texas Legislature Approves Constitutional Amendment to Prohibit Individual Income Taxation

May 22, 2019

To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Sales Taxes?

May 22, 2019

Should Breastfeeding Supplies be Exempt from the Sales Tax?

May 20, 2019

Texas Legislature Abandons Tax Swap, Advances Property Tax Cap

May 16, 2019

Marginal Tax Rates for Pass-through Businesses Vary by State

May 14, 2019

Arizona’s Dueling Proposals Could Clarify Tax Rules for Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing

May 13, 2019

Connecticut Payroll Tax Proposal Raises Difficult Questions

May 10, 2019

State Corporate Income Taxes Increase Tax Burden on Corporate Profits

May 7, 2019

How Stable is Cigarette Tax Revenue?

May 7, 2019

Minnesota House and Senate at Odds Over Gas Tax Increase

May 6, 2019

To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Property Taxes?

May 1, 2019

Will Rhode Island Offset Wayfair Influx with a Sales Tax Cut?

May 1, 2019

Oregon Another Step Closer to a Gross Receipts Tax Funding Public Education

April 30, 2019

Testimony to the Joint Session of the Nebraska Revenue, Education, and Retirement Committees

April 29, 2019

Iowa Adopts a “Soft” Property Tax Cap

April 29, 2019

Colorado Bill Would Put Vapor and Cigarette Tax Increases on November Ballot

April 26, 2019

Colorado Inches Forward on “Wayfair Checklist,” but Complexity and Legal Questions Remain

April 25, 2019

How High Are Taxes on Recreational Marijuana in Your State?

April 24, 2019

Testimony: Oregon Should Reevaluate the Proposed Gross Receipts Tax to Raise Revenue for Public Education

April 23, 2019

Minnesota Considers $1.35 Billion Biennial Tax Increase

April 23, 2019