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As a nonpartisan, educational organization, the Tax Foundation has earned a reputation for independence and credibility. Our state tax policy team regularly provides accessible, data-driven insights on state tax rates, collections, burdens and more, from sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and others.

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Economic Nexus Tax Treatment by State, 2024

Economic Nexus Treatment by State, 2024

Reforming economic nexus thresholds would not only be better for businesses but for states as well. It is more cost-effective for states to focus on—and simplify—compliance for a reasonable number of sellers than to impose rules that have low compliance and are costly to administer. 

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2024 sales taxes including 2024 sales tax rates 2024 state and local sales tax rates

State and Local Sales Tax Rates, 2024

Retail sales taxes are an essential part of most states’ revenue toolkits, responsible for 32 percent of state tax collections and 13 percent of local tax collections (24 percent of combined collections).

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State population changes in 2023 low-tax states and high-tax states United Van Lines U-Haul and Census data

Americans Moved to Low-Tax States in 2023

The pandemic has accelerated changes to the way we live and work, making it far easier for people to move—and they have. As states work to maintain their competitive advantage, they should pay attention to where people are moving, and try to understand why.

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