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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Tax Court Rules Lottery Winnings Are Not Capital Gains

November 14, 2006

Public Education Revenue by State and Source, Fiscal Year 2004

October 20, 2006

Public Education Revenue by County and Source, Fiscal Year 2004

October 16, 2006

Attracting Business With Honey: Business-Friendly States See Rapid Growth

October 11, 2006

Tuning-Up Rhode Island’s Business Tax Climate

October 11, 2006

New Op-Ed: Do States with Good Tax Systems Grow Faster?

October 11, 2006

Tax Foundation Releases 2007 State Business Tax Climate Index

October 11, 2006

Increase in Child Tax Credit Sends Families with Many Children off the Tax Rolls

October 10, 2006

IRS Data Reveal Which States Benefited Most from 2001 and 2003 Tax Cuts

October 4, 2006

Establishing Physical Presence: Borders Online Case Reveals Court Disharmony in Applying Physical Presence Rules to State Sales Taxes

September 26, 2006

More Evidence of Lottery?s Regressivity

August 11, 2006

Sales Tax Holidays: Politically Expedient but Poor Tax Policy

August 3, 2006

The Business Activity Tax Simplification Act: A Good Standard for Multi-State Business

July 24, 2006

California Residents Flee Taxes, Taxing Authorities Give Chase

July 17, 2006

The Lottery: Government Activity or Business?

July 14, 2006

Temporary Gasoline Tax Holidays: Relief for Motorists or Poor Tax Policy?

July 10, 2006

Improving the Connecticut Business Tax Climate

July 1, 2006

Are Lottery Taxes Regressive? (And What Does “Regressive” Mean Anyway?)

June 16, 2006

Single Business Tax Repeal Back Again in Michigan

May 31, 2006

Texas Implements Gross Receipts Tax

May 19, 2006