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 “Index Analysis”: Impact of Gov. Daniels’ Proposed Income Tax Surcharge

February 15, 2005

Illinois “Index Analysis”: The Potential Impact of HB 750

February 7, 2005

Upping the Ante on Nevada Gambling: Will the Legislature Approve a Lottery?

February 3, 2005

Lotteries are another state tax — but with better marketing

January 3, 2005

Dates of Adoption of Major State Taxes

January 1, 2005

R.I. lottery is a tax that hurts citizens

December 16, 2004

Don’t bet N.C. tax system on the lottery

November 17, 2004

Revise California’s Tax Code

October 19, 2004

Good Tax Policy Could Help Keep Work in New York

October 16, 2004

Lotteries and State Fiscal Policy

October 1, 2004

Nonresident State and Local Income Taxes in the United States: The Continuing Spread of “Jock Taxes”

July 1, 2004

Statement Before the Senate Finance Committee of the Pennsylvania State Senate On Pennsylvania’s Business Tax Structure

May 11, 2004

State Tax Collections and Rates

March 1, 2004

State and Local Income Taxation of Nonresident Athletes Spreads to Other Professions

July 1, 2003

State Tax Collections and Distribution by Source, FY2002

December 31, 2002

State Tax Revenue Growth Compared to Income Growth by State, 1992-2002

December 21, 2002

Defending the “Indefensible”

June 1, 2002

State and Local Property Taxes

August 1, 2001

State Tax Collections and Rates

March 1, 1999

State Tax Rates and 1996 Collections

February 1, 1998