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.

Explore Key Policy Areas

Learn More

What Are Taxes Like in Your State?

US Map
Learn More

Major Publications

More Research

The Taxation of Energy in the U.S.: Who Pays?

March 1, 1994

Current Issues in Local Government Finance

March 1, 1994

State Tax Rates and Collections in 1993

January 1, 1994

Survey of State Rates and Collections

October 1, 1992

The Corporate Tax Burden

January 1, 1990

Lotteries: Entering the Big Time in State Finance

November 11, 1987

Business Tax Burdens-II

January 24, 1986

VAT After All?

August 5, 1985

Tax Review: The Honest Citizen’s Guide to Revenue Sharing

October 1, 1971

State and Local Sales Taxes

August 1, 1970

Nontax Revenues

December 1, 1968

Medicaid: State Programs After Two Years

June 1, 1968

Urban Mass Transportation in Perspective

April 1, 1968

City Income Taxes

December 1, 1967

Handbook of State and Local Government Finance

December 1, 1966

Public Financing of Higher Education

February 1, 1966

Current Problems and Issues in State Taxation of interstate Commerce

January 30, 1966

State Expenditure Controls: An Evaluation (Research Publication No. 3)

October 1, 1965

State Expenditure Controls: An Evaluation (Government Finance Brief No. 2)

October 1, 1965

Earmarked State Taxes

June 1, 1965