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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Kill the Umpire?With State Income Taxes

November 3, 2005

Pennsylvania Property Taxes, Part 3: Making Tax Relief Complicated

October 28, 2005

Michigan Picking the Wrong Battles

October 25, 2005

Rebuilding Mississippi’s Business Tax Climate

October 24, 2005

Did Secretariat Need a Government Subsidy?

October 18, 2005

Oklahomans Celebrate New Tax

October 13, 2005

State-Run Lotteries as a Form of Taxation

October 8, 2005

Google Targeted by Santa Clara Tax Collectors

October 4, 2005

A Twentieth Century Tax in the Twenty-First Century: Understanding State Corporate Tax Systems

September 30, 2005

Paying for “Civilized Society” in the Global Marketplace: H.R. 1956’s Physical Presence Rule Accurately Matches Taxes Paid and Benefits Received

September 26, 2005

Local, State and Federal Gas Taxes Consume 45.9 Cents Per Gallon on Average

September 13, 2005

North Carolina Budget Saga Finally Over

September 9, 2005

The Notorious Kitten and Puppy Tax

September 1, 2005

Detroit Looks to Gambling for a Budget Quick Fix

July 29, 2005

Stadium Subsidies a Losing Deal for Taxpayers

July 25, 2005

Don’t Let Judicial Spending Mandates Ruin Tax Climate

June 30, 2005

Unlucky Numbers: Will the California Lottery Face a Lawsuit over Its New Game?

June 30, 2005

Revenue Neutrality: Taxing Peter to Give Tax Cuts to Paul?

June 21, 2005

Decline of Tax-Free Internet Sales?

June 20, 2005

Stadiums and Tax Policy: A Winning Combination?

June 3, 2005