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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Connecticut Lawmakers Mull Capital Gains Surtax

April 23, 2019

Oregon’s Proposed Corporate Activity Tax Would Harm Low-Income Oregonians the Most

April 19, 2019

Why State-for-Local Tax Swaps Are So Hard to Do

April 18, 2019

What Percentage of Lottery Winnings Would be Withheld in Your State?

April 17, 2019

Texas Considers Options for Reducing Property Taxes

April 15, 2019

Will North Carolina Reduce its Franchise Tax?

April 15, 2019

Oregon Introduces Gross Receipts Tax Legislation to Beat the Clock

April 12, 2019

Texas Proposal to Tax Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing is Creative but Misses the Mark

April 11, 2019

Recapping the 2019 Arkansas Tax Reform

April 11, 2019

How High Are Cigarette Taxes in Your State?

April 10, 2019

A Tradition Unlike Any Other: The Masters Tax Exemption

April 10, 2019

Prepared Testimony for the Connecticut Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue, and Bonding

April 10, 2019

Oregon Shouldn’t Adopt a Margin Tax in Its Search for Revenue

April 8, 2019

Indiana Chips Away at Tangible Personal Property Taxes

April 5, 2019

How Much Does Your State Collect in Excise Taxes Per Capita?

April 3, 2019

Hawaii Could GET More Than It Bargained for with Sales Tax Increase

April 3, 2019

Texas Explores Remote Sales Tax Simplification Option

April 2, 2019

The Tax Code Dance (To be sung to the tune of “Locomotion”)

April 1, 2019

Florida Should Reevaluate a Proposal to Extend Rental Car Excise Taxes onto Peer-to-Peer Car Shares

April 1, 2019

On Gas Taxes, Kentucky Kicks the Can Down the Road

March 29, 2019