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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Does Your State Have a Throwback or Throwout Rule?

December 5, 2018

South Carolina: A Road Map For Tax Reform

December 3, 2018

A Chicago Commuter Tax Would Drive Business Out of the City

November 30, 2018

San Francisco Joins California Cities Levying a Gross Receipts Tax on Cannabis

November 29, 2018

San Francisco about to Face a Legal Morass After Voters Approve Proposition C

November 29, 2018

Does Your State Have an Individual Alternative Minimum Tax?

November 21, 2018

Chicago’s “Netflix Tax” Is Wasting Good Policy Bandwidth

November 21, 2018

Cyber Monday, Post-Wayfair Edition

November 20, 2018

How Does Your State Structure Its Individual Income Tax Brackets?

November 14, 2018

Governor Cuomo Concedes that New York’s Tax Code is Uncompetitive

November 14, 2018

Does Your State Have a Marriage Penalty?

November 7, 2018

Results of 2018 State and Local Tax Ballot Initiatives

November 6, 2018

Ranking Unemployment Insurance Taxes on the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index

October 31, 2018

2018 Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform

October 30, 2018

South Dakota Voters Will Decide Initiated Measure 25 on November 6th

October 29, 2018

Will Maine Voters Adopt New Payroll and Income Taxes to Fund Long-Term Home Care?

October 26, 2018

Ranking Property Taxes on the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index

October 24, 2018

Top State Tax Ballot Initiatives to Watch in 2018

October 22, 2018

“Who Pays?” Doesn’t Tell Us Much About Who Actually Pays State Taxes

October 18, 2018

Ranking Sales Taxes on the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index

October 17, 2018