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Trends in State Tax Policy, 2018

In 2018, trends to watch in state tax policy will include reductions in corporate tax rates, the spread of gross receipts taxes, new and lower taxes on marijuana, estate tax repeal, a wait-and-see approach on federal tax reform, and more.

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Alcohol Taxes Beer

The Health Impact of Alcohol Taxes

A proposal in the Senate tax reform bill to reduce alcohol taxes wouldn’t create the negative health consequences that some claim.

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Cell Phone Taxes, Wireless taxes

Wireless Taxes and Fees in 2017

A typical American household with four wireless phones paying $100 per month for wireless voice service can expect to pay about $221 per year in wireless taxes, fees, and surcharges.

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Cigarette Tax Revenue cigarette smuggling

Cigarette Taxes and Cigarette Smuggling by State, 2015

Excessive tax rates on cigarettes approach de facto prohibition in some states, inducing black and gray market movement of tobacco products into high-tax states from low-tax states or foreign sources.

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