Tax Foundation has three major annual publications that help us tell unique stories about tax policy.
Location Matters provides an apples to apples comparison of business tax costs across state lines and across firms, illuminating the fact that certain taxes impact different businesses in different ways.
The State & Local Tax Burdens report helps us answer one of the most straightforward questions in tax policy: how much are residents in my state paying in taxes each year?
The State Business Tax Climate Index takes the discussion a little further by developing a measure that shows how well a state is adhering to the principles of sound tax policy. This report looks at over 100 different variables on tax policy, and shows whether a state has a tax system that is overly complex, or has overly high rates and narrow bases.