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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Indiana Lawmakers Consider Cigarette Tax Increase

December 1, 2020

How Would the Proposed $160 Billion in State and Local Aid Be Allocated?

December 1, 2020

Will Mississippi Be the Next State to Phase Out its Income Tax?

November 24, 2020

New York Lawmaker Looks to Sin Taxes Once More

November 24, 2020

Cigarette Taxes and Cigarette Smuggling by State, 2018

November 24, 2020

Wireless Tax Burden Remains High Due to Federal Surcharge Increase

November 17, 2020

No, We Don’t Need a Federal Work-From-Home Tax

November 12, 2020

Ranking Individual Income Taxes on the 2021 State Business Tax Climate Index

November 11, 2020

IRS Signals Approval of Entity-Level SALT Cap Workaround, But States Should Still Think Twice

November 11, 2020

New Jersey May Be the First State Without an Excise Tax Levy on Recreational Marijuana

November 10, 2020

Election Analysis: California and Colorado Voters Resist Temptation to Shift More of Property Tax Burden to Businesses

November 4, 2020

Election Analysis: Why Voters Split the Difference on Income Tax Measures

November 4, 2020

Election Analysis: Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Four More States

November 4, 2020

Ranking Corporate Income Taxes on the 2021 State Business Tax Climate Index

November 4, 2020

Results of 2020 State and Local Tax Ballot Measures

November 3, 2020

Tax Treatment of Groceries, Candy, and Soda Can Get Tricky

October 28, 2020

Zoom Calls Not a Taxing Matter

October 27, 2020

The State Business Tax Climate Index Is Your Guide to Economic “Wins Above Replacement”

October 22, 2020

2021 State Business Tax Climate Index

October 21, 2020

Top Rates in Each State Under Joe Biden’s Tax Plan

October 20, 2020