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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Kentucky Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto to Pass Tax Reform Package

April 16, 2018

Mississippi House Speaker Proposes “Tax Swap” to Fund Bridge Repair

April 16, 2018

Three Tax Plans Under Consideration in Missouri

April 11, 2018

Previewing SCOTUS South Dakota v. Wayfair Online Sales Tax Case

April 10, 2018

Does Your State Tax Manufacturing Machinery?

April 10, 2018

Will Illinois Double Down on High Taxes?

April 9, 2018

Does Your State Have an Estate or Inheritance Tax?

April 5, 2018

Updated Kentucky Tax Reform Package Would Boost State from 33rd to 18th on the State Business Tax Climate Index (Updated)

April 2, 2018

New York’s SALT Avoidance Scheme Could Actually Raise Your Taxes

April 2, 2018

Vapor Taxes by State, 2018

March 28, 2018

Gross Receipts Taxes in the Marijuana Industry Found to Cause Distortionary Effects

March 26, 2018

How High are Spirits Taxes in Your State?

March 22, 2018

Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal: Some Pro-Growth Provisions, but Misses the Mark on Others

March 21, 2018

Facts and Figures 2018: How Does Your State Compare?

March 21, 2018

Testimony: Arkansas Options for Sales Tax Reform

March 19, 2018

How an Unexpected Revenue Ruling Penalizes Capital Investment in Pennsylvania, and How Lawmakers Can Fix It

March 19, 2018

Two States Cut Taxes Due to Federal Tax Reform

March 19, 2018

Should Congress Act Before SCOTUS On Online Sales Taxes?

March 13, 2018

Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform Award: 2017 Nominations

March 12, 2018

New Jersey on Path to Tying for Highest Corporate Tax Rate in Country

March 12, 2018