Tax Policy Center

excise taxes

State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Policymakers concerned about the growth of vaping activity could ban vaping products. Or they could try to use taxes to discourage the practice. There are advantages and disadvantages to each policy option. The issue is complicated, because an e-cigarette and its products can be used in many ways with sometimes-conflicting effects.
October 2, 2019Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
The Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2018 , introduced in Congress after February’s Parkland FL school shooting, would increase federal excise taxes...
May 24, 2018Robert McClelland
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Will the Supreme Court’s decision allowing states to legalize sports betting be the tax revenue jackpot that some states hope for? Perhaps, but plenty of...
May 16, 2018Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It might be the best-known statistic in tax policy: 47 percent of federal tax filing households pay no net federal income tax. After the Tax...
May 8, 2018Vanessa Williamson
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Starting today, it is legal to smoke marijuana in Washington State . That got me thinking: Could taxing stoners help balance state budgets? The answer...
December 6, 2012Howard Gleckman