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

State and Local Sales Tax Rates, 2021

January 6, 2021

State Tax Changes Effective January 1, 2021

January 5, 2021

Congress Passes $900 Billion Coronavirus Relief Package

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Cigarette Taxes and Cigarette Smuggling by State, 2018

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Wireless Tax Burden Remains High Due to Federal Surcharge Increase

November 17, 2020

2021 State Business Tax Climate Index

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Ranking Unemployment Insurance Taxes on the 2021 State Business Tax Climate Index

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