For nearly two decades, NCSL has championed the efforts in Congress and in the states to fix the remote sales tax issue. This page summarizes the history of the remote sales tax issue both in the states and before Congress.
NCSL details how changes to federal law would affect state revenues and tax administration by looking at some big fiscal considerations. Individual state analyses are also highlighted on this page.
Forty-six states begin fiscal year (FY) 2020 on July 1, 2019. New York's fiscal year begins on April 1, Texas begins its fiscal year on Sept. 1 and Alabama and Michigan begin on Oct. 1.
States continue to lure big employers from their neighbors with tax incentives, despite mixed evidence on their success.
One of eight standing committees, Budgets and Revenue is responsible for protecting the states' interests in federal decisions regarding fiscal matters including annual action on the federal budget.
NCSL provides three searchable databases on fiscal issues including Tax Incentive Evaluations, State Tax Actions and Pension Legislation.