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.

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Where State Unemployment Compensation Trust Funds Stand in December

December 18, 2020

State Tax Collections Down 4.4 Percent Through September, While Local Tax Collections Rise

December 17, 2020

Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Looks to Eliminate Income Tax

December 16, 2020

Ranking Unemployment Insurance Taxes on the 2021 State Business Tax Climate Index

December 16, 2020

Details and Analysis of State and Local Aid Under the Bipartisan State and Local Support and Small Business Protection Act of 2020

December 14, 2020

Ranking Property Taxes on the 2021 State Business Tax Climate Index

December 9, 2020

New York Lawmaker Floats a Scrooge Tax on Online Shopping

December 8, 2020

Taxes and New York’s Fiscal Crisis: Evaluating Revenue Proposals to Close the State’s Budget Gap

December 8, 2020

Ranking Sales Taxes on the 2021 State Business Tax Climate Index

December 2, 2020

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