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Excise taxes are special taxes on specific goods or activities—such as gasoline, marijuana, soda, tobacco, alcohol, or gambling—rather than general tax bases such as income or consumption. Excise taxes are often included in the final price of products and services and are commonly levied either as a percentage of the value (ad valorem) or by quantity (specific).
Through the Tax Foundation’s Excise Tax Research Program, we’ll work with various industries to produce research and analysis that shows policymakers that excise taxes are economically inefficient, difficult to administer, and place a huge burden on both consumers and retailers.
Our research will also offer principled solutions for policymakers to consider when implementing or restructuring excise taxes.
Our team will use a three-step process to guide policymakers:
1. Educate on the need for a thoughtful approach when applying excise taxes on products
2. Maintain a repository of information on actions by the federal and state governments
3. Work alongside Congress, states, and localities individually to find solutions
If you’re interested in working more closely with Tax Foundation experts to:
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