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Kansas Food Tax: Research & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares This legislative session, the sales tax on food has garnered a great deal of attention in Kansas, with policymakers on both sides of the aisle proposing the removal of groceries from the sales tax base. While this issue has long been a subject of debate in Kansas, it has gained increased attention this

The Surprising Regressivity of Grocery Tax Exemptions

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Exempting groceries from the sales tax base reduces economic efficiency without achieving its objective of enhancing tax progressivity. The poorest decile of households experiences 9 percent more sales tax liability with a grocery tax exemption than they would if groceries were taxed and the general rate were reduced commensurately. Grocery tax

2022 State Tax Reform Plans & Proposals

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares If 2021 was a big year for state tax reform, 2022 may give it a run for its money. With January now in the books, the 40 states which have convened their legislative sessions—six more will join them, while four states’ legislatures do not meet in odd-numbered years—already show a flurry of activity

Kansas Sales Tax Reform Testimony

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Note: The following is Tax Foundation testimony on Kansas House Bills 2484 and 2487 (Neutral), submitted to the Kansas House Committee on Taxation on January 25, 2022. Chairman Smith and Members of the Committee: My name is Katherine Loughead, and I am a Senior Policy Analyst at the Tax Foundation. I appreciate the opportunity

Mississippi Income Tax Repeal: Additional Work Is Necessary

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Mississippi, like most states, realized a significant budget surplus in 2021 and projects continued revenue growth over the coming years. As lawmakers in Jackson determine how to best invest these funds, they must also reconcile the state’s position in an increasingly competitive tax environment. Over the last two years, Mississippians watched as the

How Will Your Fourth of July be Taxed?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The holiday weekend is almost upon us and many are getting ready for a weekend of family and celebration. Independence Day means firing up the barbecue, setting off fireworks, enjoying cold drinks, and wearing flag paraphernalia. It also means spending big: last year, Americans spent $6.52 billion for the Fourth of July. This

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