Task Force on State and Local Taxation

8/14/2019

As our nation’s economy continues to evolve from a primarily state-based system into a more integrated national and global economy, state tax systems must adapt in a manner that does not impede economic growth, provides clarity and simplicity to taxpayers and ensures the necessary revenue for appropriate government functions. This task force addresses important and timely issues on tax policy in order to provide guidance to state legislators as they address the emerging taxation issues in the 21st century economy.

The task force has endeavored to maintain state sovereignty while acknowledging the need for a tax system that can work across state lines. Our success has been due to our ability to regularly educate state legislators about these issues through meetings, seminars and technical assistance to legislatures. The task force plays an important role in helping state legislatures understand the policy choices they face. By working in a bipartisan manner, the task force identifies the issues that legislatures will need to address – and provides guidance to the states by developing model principles for tax reform and modernization.

The Task Force was named "Tax Organization of the Year" for 2016 by Tax Analysts.

NCSL Task Force On State & Local Taxation
Co-Chair: Representative Marvin L. Abney, Rhode Island
Co-Chair: Representative Julie S. Stokes, Louisiana

NCSL Contacts: Jackson Brainerd (Denver)  Erlinda Doherty (D.C.) 

Members by States

Alabama
Representative Chris Sells
Arizona
Senator J.D. Mesnard
Arkansas
Representative Dan M. Douglas
Colorado
Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp
Esther van Mourik
Connecticut
Representative Chris Perone
District of Columbia
Councilmember Anita Bonds
Florida
Representative David Santiago
Georgia
Representative Jay Powell
Hawaii
Representative Sylvia J. Luke
Speaker Scott K. Saiki
Idaho
Representative Lance W. Clow
Illinois
Representative Marcus C. Evans Jr.
Representative Michael J. Zalewski
Indiana
Representative Tim N. Brown
Senator Travis Holdman
Iowa
Senator Randy Feenstra
Kansas
Senator Dan J. Kerschen
Kentucky
Jennifer Hays, Appropriations & Revenue
Louisiana
Senator Neil Riser
Representative Julie S. Stokes
Maryland
Senator Brian J. Feldman
Michigan
Mary A. Cleary, House Fiscal Agency
Minnesota
Senator Ann H. Rest
Katherine B. Schill, Fiscal Analysis Department
Montana
Representative Jim Hamilton
Megan Moore, Legislative Services Division
Nevada
Assemblymember Dina A. Neal
New Hampshire
Representative Susan W. Almy
Representative Norman L. Major
New Mexico
Representative Jason C. Harper
New York
Senator David S. Carlucci
Assemblymember Felix W. Ortiz Jr.
Jeffrey M. Wice, State Assembly
North Carolina
Representative John D. Szoka
North Dakota
Senator Dwight C. Cook
Ohio
Senator Sean J. O'Brien
Representative John M. Rogers
Senator Timothy O. Schaffer
Representative Gary Scherer
Oklahoma
Senator Roger Thompson
Oregon
Representative Barbara Smith Warner
Rhode Island
Representative Marvin L. Abney
Representative Brian P. Kennedy
South Carolina
Representative Nathan Ballentine
Senator Paul G. Campbell Jr.
South Dakota
Senator Ernie Otten
Texas
Speaker Dennis Bonnen
Representative Dan Flynn
Representative Drew Springer
Utah
Senator Curtis S. Bramble
Senator Wayne A. Harper
Vermont
Representative Janet Ancel
Washington
Senator Christine Rolfes
West Virginia
Delegate Eric Nelson Jr.
Wisconsin
Senator Alberta Darling
Representative John J. Macco
Dan Schmidt, Legislative Council

 

Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

  • Nov. 22-23, 2019, Charleston, S.C.

Previous Task Force Meetings

Aug. 4-5 in Nashville, TN

Agenda

Presentations

May 10-11 in Washington, D.C.

Agenda

Presentations

Nov. 16-17 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Agenda

Presentations

 

July 29, 2018, in Los Angeles in conjunction with NCSL's Legislative Summit

Agenda

Presentations

 

June 28-29, 2018 in Lake Tahoe, Nev.

Agenda 

Presentations

 

March 23-24, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Agenda

Presentations

 

Nov. 17-18, 2017, in Miami.

Agenda

Presentations

 

Aug. 7-8, 2017, in Boston in conjunction with the NCSL Legislative Summit.

Agenda

Presentations

 

June 15-16, 2017, in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Agenda

Presentations

 

Jan. 14, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz. in conjunction with the NCSL Executive Committee Meeting.

Agenda

Resources

Presentations

 

Nov. 18-19, 2016, in Dana Point, Calif., in conjunction with the SGAC Leaders' Policy Conference

Agenda

Presentations

 

Aug. 7-8, 2016,NCSL Legislative Summit

 

Presentations

 

June 17-18, 2016, in Brooklyn at the Sheraton Brooklyn Hotel.

See the meeting agenda.

Presentations

Older Task Force Meetings

  • Jan. 9, 2016, in conjunction with the Winter NCSL Executive Committee Meeting in Salt Lake City. | Agenda
  • Nov. 20-21, 2015, in Miami | Agenda
  • Aug. 2-3, 2015, in conjunction with the NCSL Legislative Summit in Seattle | Agenda
  • Jan. 9, 2015, in conjunction with the NCSL Winter Executive Committee Meeting in New Orleans | Agenda
  • Nov. 21-22, 2014, in Scottsdale, Arizona. | Agenda
  • Aug. 18-19, 2014, in conjunction with the NCSL Legislative Summit in Minneapolis | Agenda 
  • May 30, 2014, in conjunction with the Spring NCSL Executive Committee meeting in Anchorage | Agenda | Summary
  • Nov. 22-24, 2013, in Miami | Agenda | Summary
  • Aug. 11-12, 2013, in conjunction with the NCSL Legislative Summit in Atlanta | Agenda | Summary
  • May 30-31, 2013, in Boston | Agenda Summary
  • Nov. 16-17, 2012, in Santa Monica, Calif. | Agenda Summary
  • Aug. 5-6, 2012, in Chicago | Agenda | Summary
  • May 17-18, 2012, in Denver | Agenda | Summary
  • March 24, 2012, in Washington, D.C. | Agenda | Summary

Additional Resources

Task Force Policies and Resolutions
Issue Area Policy/Resolution
Communications Taxation
Digital Taxation
Property Taxation
Remote Sales Taxation
Sharing/On-Demand Economy 
Tax Administration
Tax Expenditures
Task Force Letters and Testimony
Issue Area Documents
911 Funding
Digital Goods
Multistate Tax Commission
Remote Sales Tax Collection
Task Force Issue Areas
Issue Area Documents
911 Funding
Cloud Computing
Combined Reporting
Communications Taxation 
Corporate Income Tax Apportionment
Digital Goods
Electronic Cigarette Taxation
Federal Audit Adjustment
Federal Tax Reform and States
Film Tax Incentives
Gaming/Gambling
Insurance 
International Investment
Lodging Taxation
Marijuana Taxation
Multistate Tax Commission
NCSL Tax Policy Handbook For State Legislators
On-Demand Economy
Online Travel Companies (OTC)
Property Tax
Sales Suppression (Tax Zappers)
  • Tax Zappers (April 2015) - National Conference of State Legislatures
Sales Tax (General)
Sales Tax Holidays
Sales Tax (Remote/Online Sales Tax Collection)
Sales Tax (Streamlined Sales Tax)
SALT Attorney Fees Provision
Sharing Economy
State Taxation and Economic Growth
Tax Administration 
Tax Expenditure Reports
Tax Incentives 
Taxation of Tangible Personal Property
Transportation Funding
Unclaimed Property
Virtual Currency 
Work Opportunity Tax Credit

 

Task Force Related Organizations
Related Organizations Documents
American Bar Association (ABA)
Bipartisan Policy Center
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ)
Council on State Taxation (COST)
Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA)
Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP)
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Multistate Tax Commission (MTC)
National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO)
National Tax Association
National Taxpayers Conference 
Rockefeller Institute of Government 
Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board
Tax Foundation
Tax Policy Center

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