1996

Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems of All 50 States [1996 Edition]

This study looks at taxes paid by income group, as shares of income, for every state and the District of Columbia. Our primary finding is that by an overwhelming margin, most state and local tax systems take a greater share...

The Hidden Entitlements

In short, while not all “tax expenditures” are evil, many of them undermine tax fairness, impede economic growth and divert scarce tax dollars away from better uses. If we hope to “reinvent government” to make it more effective and less...