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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Ranking Property Taxes on the 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index

December 11, 2019

Kansas Tax Modernization: A Framework for Stable, Fair, Pro-Growth Reform

December 10, 2019

Cigarette Taxes and Cigarette Smuggling by State, 2017

December 4, 2019

Ranking Sales Taxes on the 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index

November 27, 2019

Washington D.C.’s Beverage Excise Tax Is Not Good Policy

November 26, 2019

Utah Gears Up for Likely Special Session on Tax Reform

November 26, 2019

Five States Risking Lawsuits Over Their Online Sales Tax Systems

November 25, 2019

Ranking Individual Income Taxes on the 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index

November 20, 2019

Excise Taxes Not the Answer for Streaming Services

November 13, 2019

Wireless Taxes and Fees Jump Sharply In 2019

November 12, 2019

Pittsburgh Claims Home-Field Advantage, But Visiting Athletes Cry Foul

November 8, 2019

Ranking Corporate Income Taxes on the 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index

November 6, 2019

Results of 2019 State and Local Tax Ballot Initiatives

November 5, 2019

Will West Virginia Reduce the Tax Burden on Manufacturing?

November 1, 2019

How Does Your State Treat Groceries, Candy, and Soda?

October 30, 2019

Inflation Adjusting State Tax Codes: A Primer

October 29, 2019

State and Local Tax Ballot Measures to Watch on Election Day 2019

October 28, 2019

Understanding the Price of Your Plane Ticket

October 28, 2019

Testimony: Wisconsin’s Property Tax System and its Implications for Revenue Stability, Opportunity, and Growth

October 24, 2019

California Cities Want to Cash in on Marijuana

October 23, 2019