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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Arguments for Wyoming’s National Retail Fairness Act Partly Based on a Misunderstanding

July 2, 2019

Throwback and Throwout Rules: A Primer

July 2, 2019

Texas Tackles Property Tax Concerns, Can Square Up to Margin Tax

July 1, 2019

Wisconsin Legislature Sends Budget, Marketplace Provider Bill to Governor

June 28, 2019

How High Are Vapor Excise Taxes in Your State?

June 26, 2019

Millionaires’ Tax Take Two: Massachusetts legislature moves forward Millionaires’ Tax

June 24, 2019

Maine Hotels and Campgrounds Would Have Felt LOST If Bill Became Law

June 20, 2019

How High Are Spirits Taxes in Your State?

June 19, 2019

How High Are Wine Taxes in Your State?

June 12, 2019

Synopsis of New IRS Rules on SALT Deduction Cap Charitable Workaround

June 11, 2019

Minnesota Policymakers Strike Tax Conformity Deal

June 11, 2019

The Tax Proposal That Refuses to Die: New Jersey’s Millionaire’s Tax

June 7, 2019

Arizona Delivers Rate Cuts and Tax Conformity

June 6, 2019

How High are Beer Taxes in Your State?

June 5, 2019

Modernizing Utah’s Sales Tax: A Guide for Policymakers

June 4, 2019

Proposed Referendum is an Opportunity for Oregonians to Reassess the State’s Gross Receipts Tax

May 31, 2019

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

May 29, 2019

Texas Legislature Approves Constitutional Amendment to Prohibit Individual Income Taxation

May 22, 2019

To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Sales Taxes?

May 22, 2019

Should Breastfeeding Supplies be Exempt from the Sales Tax?

May 20, 2019