Income Taxes

Analysis and commentary pertaining to individual income and corporate income taxes.  For background understanding on what constitutes sound tax policy, please see our educational primer "Taxing Decisions Matter: A Citizens Guide to Good Tax Policy".

February 01, 2016

Federal Conformity: The "Other" Business Tax Relief

Two new studies suggest full conformity with federal treatment of new capital investments merits consideration in the forthcoming 2016 business tax relief debates.  From our January-February 2016 edition of Fiscal Focus. 

May 29, 2015

When You Wish Upon a Star, Taxes Matter

A new research study concludes state taxes affect the location decisions of high-end scientific talent. It also shows Minnesota has a lot at stake – and potentially a lot to lose.

January 06, 2014

Issue Brief: Minnesota, Millionaires, and Mobility: What's the Economic Incentive for Leaving Minnesota?

Minnesota's new fourth tier income tax and recent estate tax changes alter the economics of residence decisions. In this Issue Brief we quantify the economic incentives for leaving Minnesota (and the disincentive to migrate here) for four very high income levels that the state's income tax system…