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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Featured Research

Where Do People Pay the Most in Property Taxes?

September 1, 2021

Sales Tax Rates in Major Cities, Midyear 2021

August 18, 2021

States Respond to Strong Fiscal Health with Income Tax Reforms

July 15, 2021

State and Local Sales Tax Rates, Midyear 2021

July 8, 2021

State Tax Changes Taking Effect July 1, 2021

June 29, 2021

How Well-Funded Are Pension Plans in Your State?

June 2, 2021


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States Have $95 Billion to Restore their Unemployment Trust Funds—Why Aren’t They Using It?

September 22, 2021

Federal Tobacco Tax Proposal Could Result in 50% Increase in State Taxes

September 20, 2021

Corporations in Most States Would Face Income Tax Rate Exceeding 30 Percent Under Ways and Means Proposal

September 15, 2021

What If We Taxed Churches?

September 9, 2021

Three Issues with Proposed Regulations for Maryland’s Digital Advertising Tax

September 9, 2021

Where Do People Pay the Most in Property Taxes?

September 1, 2021

Does Your State Have an Individual Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)?

August 18, 2021

Sales Tax Rates in Major Cities, Midyear 2021

August 18, 2021

Does Your State Have a Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)?

August 11, 2021

Does Your State Have a Marriage Penalty?

August 4, 2021

Pennsylvania Considers the Equivalent of a $2 Per Gallon Gas Tax

August 3, 2021

States Projected to Post Higher Marijuana Revenues in 2021

August 3, 2021

Here’s How Louisiana’s Tax Plan Would Simplify the Tax Code and Benefit Residents

August 2, 2021

How High are Gas Taxes in Your State?

July 28, 2021

D.C.’s Income Tax Hike Helps Maryland and Virginia, Not D.C.

July 26, 2021

North Carolina Considers Corporate Income Tax Repeal and Individual Income Tax Relief

July 23, 2021

Illuminating the Hidden Costs of State Tax Incentives

July 22, 2021

Compare Tobacco Tax Data in Your State

July 22, 2021

Does Your State Have a Sales Tax Holiday?

July 21, 2021

Cutting the Cord from Cable Has States Courting New Revenue Streams

July 19, 2021