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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Will Rhode Island Offset Wayfair Influx with a Sales Tax Cut?

May 1, 2019

Oregon Another Step Closer to a Gross Receipts Tax Funding Public Education

April 30, 2019

Testimony to the Joint Session of the Nebraska Revenue, Education, and Retirement Committees

April 29, 2019

Iowa Adopts a “Soft” Property Tax Cap

April 29, 2019

Colorado Bill Would Put Vapor and Cigarette Tax Increases on November Ballot

April 26, 2019

Colorado Inches Forward on “Wayfair Checklist,” but Complexity and Legal Questions Remain

April 25, 2019

How High Are Taxes on Recreational Marijuana in Your State?

April 24, 2019

Testimony: Oregon Should Reevaluate the Proposed Gross Receipts Tax to Raise Revenue for Public Education

April 23, 2019

Minnesota Considers $1.35 Billion Biennial Tax Increase

April 23, 2019

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