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 Sales Tax Breadth and Reliance, Fiscal Year 2021

May 4, 2022

States Inaugurate a Flat Tax Revolution

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Kansas Policymakers Should Improve Food Credit, Not Exempt Groceries

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State and Local Tax Burdens, Calendar Year 2022

April 7, 2022

State Legislatures Take Up Tax Reform and Relief in 2022

March 29, 2022

Facts & Figures 2022: How Does Your State Compare?

March 29, 2022


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State Sales Tax Breadth and Reliance, Fiscal Year 2021

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The Aftermath of Arizona’s Proposition 208 and the Potential for a Flat Tax

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States Inaugurate a Flat Tax Revolution

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Ranking Unemployment Insurance Taxes on Our 2022 State Business Tax Climate Index

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Kansas Policymakers Should Improve Food Credit, Not Exempt Groceries

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Missouri Tax Reform Could Give State Competitive Edge

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The Surprising Regressivity of Grocery Tax Exemptions

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Georgia Makes Strides Toward Tax Competitiveness

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Does Your State Have a Throwback or Throwout Rule?

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Kentucky Legislature Sends Pro-Growth Tax Changes to Governor

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State and Local Tax Burdens, Calendar Year 2022

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Sustainable Tax Reform a Win for Mississippians

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Will Colorado Spend Millions on Flavored Tobacco and Nicotine Prohibition?

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Are Tax Rebates a Good Way to Provide Relief from Rising Prices?

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Facts & Figures 2022: How Does Your State Compare?

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