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 03, 2012

Middle Class Income Tax Competitiveness: How Do Minnesota's Paychecks Compare?

Gains in technology, manufacturing, and business service jobs don't always correlate with where the cheapest sources of labor are, or where the smartest sources of labor are, but rather where wage income can go the furthest. This article from our September-October 2012 edition of Fiscal Focus looks…

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…