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

Tax Policy After Coronavirus: Clearing a Path to Economic Recovery

April 22, 2020

Tracking State Legislative Responses to COVID-19

April 2, 2020

State Strategies for Closing FY 2020 with a Balanced Budget

April 2, 2020

A Visual Guide to Unemployment Benefit Claims

April 2, 2020

Facts and Figures 2020: How Does Your State Compare?

February 13, 2020

State Individual Income Tax Rates and Brackets for 2020

February 4, 2020


More Research

California Considers Business Head Tax Plan that Seattle Repealed

May 28, 2020

Legal Sports Betting One Step Closer in Ohio

May 28, 2020

To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Property Taxes?

May 27, 2020

In Some States, 2020 Estimated Tax Payments Are Due Before 2019 Tax Returns

May 22, 2020

Tax Changes in California Governor’s Budget Could Stand in the Way of Economic Recovery

May 20, 2020

To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Sales Taxes?

May 20, 2020

More Than Half the States Will Protect Businesses from Certain COVID-19-Related Unemployment Insurance Tax Hikes

May 19, 2020

Breaking Down State and Local Aid under the SMART Act

May 19, 2020

Louisiana Considers Temporary Suspension of Part of Corporation Franchise Tax

May 19, 2020

To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Individual Income Taxes?

May 13, 2020

Under the HEROES Act, State Budgets Could Soar as the Economy Suffers

May 13, 2020

How the HEROES Act Would Allocate State and Local Aid for Coronavirus Relief

May 12, 2020

California the Latest to Propose Higher Vapor Taxes

May 11, 2020

Designing a State and Local Government Relief Package

May 11, 2020

Alabama, Missouri Bills Would Exempt CARES Relief from Income Tax Calculation

May 8, 2020

Gov. Hogan Vetoes Maryland Digital Advertising Tax Legislation

May 7, 2020

Watch: Coronavirus: A Path to Economic Recovery

May 7, 2020

Does Your State Tax Business Inventory?

May 6, 2020

Does Your State Levy a Capital Stock Tax?

April 29, 2020

April 24th Afternoon State Tax Update

April 24, 2020