In 1941, we introduced our first edition of Facts & Figures. “There is need for concise and accurate data,” we wrote. “Facts give a broader perspective; facts dissipate predilections and prejudices. . . [and] this collection of data is an important step to meet the challenge presented by the broad problems of public finance.”
Facts & Figures 2018: How Does Your State Compare? builds on these seven decades of tradition. Mailed to every state legislator and governor, this handbook is designed to be a pocket- and purse-sized guide to state rankings on tax rates, collections, burdens, and more. For easy accessibility, this publication is also available in our free Tax Foundation mobile app.
These tables were compiled by Tax Foundation staff and updated by Policy Analyst Morgan Scarboro. We hope these facts contribute to a healthy public debate.
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