Maps of State Tax Policy

November 18, 2008

Wow! The map I posted of state and local combined sales tax rates got over 900 hits yesterday (not counting people just viewing it as they look at the blog) and lots of links. Here are some shout outs:

  • Club for Growth
  • National Taxpayers Union
  • NJ Business Matters remarks that neighboring states have lower rates. (However, their prescription of sales tax holidays won’t change this. Better to reduce the rate year round than just eliminate it for a day or two.)
  • April 15.com explains that if California Governor Schwarzenegger’s plan is adopted, California will have the highest state/local combined average sales tax rate in the country.
  • Freeman Hunt notes that Arkansas is in the top 15.
  • Taxation with Representation is glad they live in Virginia.
  • Anchor Rising notes that Rhode Island is surrounded by states with lower sales tax rates.

Did I miss your blog? Send me an e-mail. Also, we’re looking for ideas on future maps we could put up. I’m already working on a cigarette tax map and a beer tax map. What else would you like to see? E-mail me with suggestions.


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