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.

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There’s More than One Way to Win the Illinois Lottery

February 1, 2007

Gross Receipts Taxes in State Government Finances: A Review of Their History and Performance

January 31, 2007

New Year Brings Multitude of New State Tax Laws

January 3, 2007

Is Maryland Gambling on Gambling to Balance the Budget?

December 29, 2006

What West Virginia Needs to Do in Order to Compete in the 21st Century

December 11, 2006

Tax Pyramiding: The Economic Consequences of Gross Receipts Taxes

December 4, 2006

National Lottery Is Not the Solution to National Debt

December 4, 2006

Property Tax Collections Surged with Housing Boom

December 1, 2006

For Growth, West Virginia Needs Real Tax Relief

November 21, 2006

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