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".  Also, check out the findings from our latest national Individual Income Tax Comparison Study.

September 01, 2011

Income Tax Comparison Study

Compares individual income tax burdens and effective tax rates for various filer types at different income levels in 41 states and the District of Columbia.  Published September 2011.

September 01, 2010

So What Actually Happens When You Tax the Wealthy? A Review of the Literature

Do higher income taxes on the wealthy have a negative impact on business and individual decision-making and harm state economic growth? Do the redistribution and spending benefits enabled by higher income taxes on the wealthy outweigh any neative investment and behavioral impacts that results from…

January 01, 2010

The 80s Are Over: Why Tax Rates Matter More than Incentives

Changes in the makeup of economies, cross-border issues, and transportation and communication - among other things - make corporate tax rates more important than incentives.