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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Sales Tax Rates in Major Cities, Midyear 2019

August 14, 2019

Which Places Pay the Most in Property Taxes?

August 7, 2019

States Should Continue to Reform Taxes on Tangible Personal Property

August 6, 2019

Kansas Invites Legal Challenge with Aggressive Remote Sales Tax Regime

August 2, 2019

Despite Budget Standoff, North Carolina Implements Sales Tax Base Expansion

August 1, 2019

State Gasoline Tax Rates as of July 2019

July 31, 2019

Local Income Taxes in 2019

July 30, 2019

Sales Tax Holidays: Politically Expedient but Poor Tax Policy, 2019

July 24, 2019

How Well-Funded Are Pension Plans in Your State?

July 17, 2019

State Tax Changes as of July 1, 2019

July 11, 2019

Millionaire’s Tax Gets Axed from New Jersey Budget

July 10, 2019

State and Local Sales Tax Rates, Midyear 2019

July 10, 2019

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