Weekly Map: Sources of State and Local Tax Revenue: Sales, Excise, and Gross Receipts Tax

February 4, 2013

Today's map comes from our recent report, The Sources of State and Local Tax Revenues by Elizabeth Malm and Ellen Kant, and looks specifically at sales, excise, and gross receipts taxes. We'll be putting out two more maps for the other major tax categories over the coming weeks, and last week released a similar map of property tax revenues.

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View previous maps here.

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A tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities.