Federal Tax System Affects State Policies and Economies

Research and analysis on linkages that inform revenue, policy choices

States have an interest in the nation’s tax code and potential reforms. This collection of resources illustrates how changes to federal tax laws can affect state policies and revenue, and how the impacts vary from state to state.

The Distribution of Select Federal Tax Deductions and Credits Across the States
The Distribution of Select Federal Tax Deductions and Credits Across the States
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Federal Tax Deductions and Credits Across the States

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This interactive map highlights the state distribution of several federal tax deductions and credits.

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Supporting Higher Education Through the Tax Code

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To maximize the impact of higher education investments and achieve desired policy goals, policymaker should have knowledge of the full range of assistance provided to institutions and students. This means having an understanding of the billions of dollars made available through spending programs and the tax code.

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Tax Code Connections

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States have a great deal at stake when federal policymakers are considering tax policy changes, whether fullscale reform or targeted revisions.

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The Geographic Distribution of the Mortgage Interest Deduction

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The mortgage interest deduction is one of the largest tax expenditures in the US tax code but the rate at which it is claimed and the average amount deducted vary widely across and within states With changes to tax expenditures under consideration, data showing the current distribution of the mortgage interest deduction are key to understanding how federal tax decisions would affect the states.

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