ITEP Reports

ITEP Statement on Illinois Department of Revenue Analysis of House Bill 689

May 4, 2016

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2016   Contact: Jenice R. Robinson, 202.299.1066 X29, Earlier today, the Illinois Department of Revenue (ILDOR) released an economic analysis of the tax changes included in House Bill 689, which would transform the state’s...

Distributional Analyses of Revenue Options for Alaska

April 13, 2016

Alaskans are faced with a stark fiscal reality. Following the discovery of oil in the 1960s and 1970s, state lawmakers repealed their personal income tax and began funding government primarily through oil tax and royalty revenues. For decades, oil revenues filled roughly 90 percent of the state's general fund.

Higher Education Income Tax Deductions and Credits in the States

March 22, 2016

Read full report in PDF Download detailed appendix with state-by-state information on deductions and credits (Excel) Every state levying a personal income tax offers at least one deduction or credit designed to defray the cost of higher education. In theory,...

Undocumented Immigrants' State & Local Tax Contributions

February 24, 2016

Read as a PDF. (Includes Full Appendix of State-by-State Data) Report Landing Page Public debates over federal immigration reform often suffer from insufficient and inaccurate information about the tax contributions of undocumented immigrants particularly at the state level. The truth...

Tennessee Hall Tax Repeal Would Overwhelmingly Benefit the Wealthy, Raise Tennesseans' Federal Tax Bills by $85 Million

February 23, 2016

Read PDF of report. Tennessee lawmakers are giving serious consideration to repealing their state’s “Hall Tax” on investment income (so named for the state senator who sponsored the legislation creating the tax more than eighty years ago).  But the Hall...