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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D.C. Proposes Sales Tax Increase, Other Tax Changes

May 16, 2018

D.C. Council Forwards Hefty Cigarette Tax Increase

May 15, 2018

Average Per Capita Property Taxes: How Does Your State Compare?

May 11, 2018

States Can’t Just Hit Pause on Implications of Federal Tax Reform

May 10, 2018

What’s in the Iowa Tax Reform Package

May 9, 2018

Sales Tax Complexity: Diaper Edition

May 7, 2018

Proposed Illinois Tax Hikes are a Regional Outlier

May 3, 2018

Minnesota’s Tax Plans Make Modest Improvements

May 2, 2018

Increasing the Cigarette Tax to Fund Road Maintenance in Mississippi? Not So Fast.

May 1, 2018

Missouri Corporate Tax Reform Bill Receives Bipartisan Support, But Prospects Uncertain

April 26, 2018

Reforming Arkansas’s Income Taxes

April 26, 2018

Seattle Business Head Tax Proposal Threatens its Thriving Tech Sector

April 26, 2018

How High Are Recreational Marijuana Taxes in Your State?

April 26, 2018

Should Bottled Spring Water Be Subject to Severance, Extraction, or Excise Taxes?

April 23, 2018

Seattle Proposes a New Tax on Jobs

April 23, 2018

Property Tax Limitation Regimes: A Primer

April 23, 2018

A Measured Approach to Income Tax Relief in Minnesota

April 19, 2018

Testimony: Texas Policy Options for Tax Reform

April 19, 2018

Growing Number of State Sales Tax Jurisdictions Makes South Dakota v. Wayfair That Much More Imperative

April 17, 2018

Missouri Senate Approves Corporate Tax Cuts

April 16, 2018