State Tax

Today’s map shows gasoline tax rates in each state as of July 2020, using recently released data from the American Petroleum Institute. States levy gas taxes in a variety of ways, including per-gallon excise taxes collected at the pump, excise taxes imposed on wholesalers, which are passed along to consumers in the form of higher prices, and
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Key Findings Extrapolating from recently revised state revenue forecasts yields an estimated nationwide $121 billion decline in state tax collections across FYs 2020 and 2021 against a FY 2019 baseline, and $191 billion compared to initial tax revenue projections for those two years. These estimates are consistent with the results of other recent analyses, and,
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Key Findings Nineteen states had notable tax changes take effect on July 1, 2020. Indiana had the lone corporate income tax change, with the rate decreasing from 5.5 to 5.25 percent. Two states, Louisiana and Mississippi, began requiring marketplace facilitators to collect sales and use taxes. Illinois now requires remote sellers to collect state and
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Cigarette excise taxes have been a source of state revenue for decades, but in recent years, reliance on these taxes has increased. Using data from Orzechowski and Walker’s annual compendium The Tax Burden on Tobacco, this web tool shows how cigarette tax revenues have changed between 1955 and 2019. For illustration, the tool defaults by looking at New York. The
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Key Findings Nineteen states had notable tax changes take effect on July 1, 2020. Indiana had the lone corporate income tax change, with the rate decreasing from 5.5 to 5.25 percent. Two states, Louisiana and Mississippi, began requiring marketplace facilitators to collect sales and use taxes. Illinois now requires remote sellers to collect state and
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Key Findings Forty-five states and the District of Columbia collect statewide sales taxes. Local sales taxes are collected in 38 states. In some cases, they can rival or even exceed state rates. The five states with the highest average combined state and local sales tax rates are Tennessee (9.55 percent), Arkansas (9.53 percent), Louisiana (9.52
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The holiday weekend is almost upon us and many are getting ready for a weekend of family and celebration. Independence Day means firing up the barbecue, setting off fireworks, enjoying cold drinks, and wearing flag paraphernalia. It also means spending big: last year, Americans spent $6.7 billion for the Fourth of July. This year, due
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Even though this summer may not include sitting in the stands at an all-American baseball game or watching a community fireworks display, some summer staples are still within reach—like that beer in the fridge, for example. You can still crack open a cold one, whether you’re grilling something in your backyard or floating down a
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