State Tax Changes During 2010

January 12, 2011

We’ve released a new Special Report outlining the significant state tax changes during 2010. Due to a combination of improving revenues and growing political opposition to increased state-level taxes and additional federal aid to states, 2010 was a lighter year on state-level tax changes than anticipated.

Most of the states that raised taxes in 2010 have aimed the increases at specific groups, such as high-income earners, smok­ers, or out-of-state business transactions. These revenue sources may provide short-term relief but can cause harm to the state economy in the short and long term.

The 8-page report covers income tax increases (Oregon), decreases (California-for now at least, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island), sales tax changes (Arizona & Kansas), and trends in click-through nexus/”Amazon” taxes, sales tax holidays, corporate income taxes, cigarette taxes (7 states), soda taxes, gasoline taxes, film tax credits, lotteries, energy taxes, and estate taxes.

Check out the report here.


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