Tax Policy Center

budget surplus

State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Thanks to surging tax revenues and an unprecedented infusion of federal aid, many states cut taxes over the past two years by lowering individual income tax rates, expanding tax credits, or sending one-time checks to residents. But there is another way states can use these funds: reduce or eliminate some local criminal legal fines and fees.
September 27, 2022Aravind BoddupalliKim S. Rueben
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Sales tax exemption bills may be good political messaging, but they reflect misguided tax policy that can be arbitrary, complex, and unenforceable.
March 2, 2022Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
With Tax Day here, taxpayers are scrambling to finish up their returns—both federal and state (that is, if their state has an individual income tax)...
April 15, 2019Lucy Dadayan