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

How Stable is Cigarette Tax Revenue?

July 9, 2020

State Tax Changes Effective July 1, 2020

July 9, 2020

State and Local Sales Tax Rates, Midyear 2020

July 8, 2020

How High are Beer Taxes in Your State?

July 1, 2020

How High are Wine Taxes in Your State?

June 24, 2020

How High are Distilled Spirits Taxes in Your State?

June 17, 2020


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Future of Wisconsin Vapor Tax Uncertain after Decision by State Supreme Court

July 13, 2020

Non-Profit Files Lawsuit over Withholding Requirements in Ohio

July 10, 2020

How Stable is Cigarette Tax Revenue?

July 9, 2020

State Tax Changes Effective July 1, 2020

July 9, 2020

State and Local Sales Tax Rates, Midyear 2020

July 8, 2020

D.C. Proposal to Include Advertising in Sales Tax Won’t Work as Advertised

July 7, 2020

Illuminating Independence Day Taxes

July 2, 2020

How High are Beer Taxes in Your State?

July 1, 2020

Iowa Decouples from 163(j) and GILTI, Clarifies Non-Taxation of PPP Loans

June 30, 2020

Montana Voters Will Decide on Recreational Marijuana

June 26, 2020

How High are Wine Taxes in Your State?

June 24, 2020

Michigan Vapor Tax Bill Gets It Half-Right

June 18, 2020

CARES Act Conformity Would Promote Economic Recovery in Nebraska

June 18, 2020

States Should Conform to These Four CARES Act Provisions to Enhance Business Liquidity

June 17, 2020

How High are Distilled Spirits Taxes in Your State?

June 17, 2020

Seattle Officials Return with New Proposal for Taxing Employment

June 16, 2020

D.C. Council to Consider Tax Hike Despite Balanced Budget

June 15, 2020

Colorado Tobacco Tax Bill Includes Positive Change

June 11, 2020

New Jersey Considers Bonds Paid for by Statewide Property Tax

June 11, 2020

Sports Betting Will Not Solve State Budget Crises

June 10, 2020