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Mission Statement

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.

NCSL Task Force On State & Local Taxation
Co-Chair: Representative Marvin L. Abney, Rhode Island
Co-Chair: Representative John Macco, Wisconsin
Vice Chair: Senator Dina Neal, Nevada

NCSL Contacts: Jackson Brainerd (Denver)  Brian Wanko (D.C.) 

Members by States

Alabama
Representative Chris Sells
Arizona
Senator J.D. Mesnard
Arkansas
Representative Carlton Wing
District of Columbia
Councilmember Anita Bonds
Councilmember Brooke Pinto
Hawaii
Speaker Scott K. Saiki
Illinois
Senator Cristina Castro
Representative Marcus C. Evans Jr.
Indiana
Senator Travis Holdman
Kansas
Senator Dan Kerschen
Kentucky
Jennifer Hays
Louisiana
Representative Neil Riser
Maryland
Senator Brian J. Feldman
Michigan
Benjamin Gielczyk
Minnesota
Senator Ann H. Rest
Katherine B. Schill
Montana
Representative Jim Hamilton
Megan Moore
Nevada
Senator Dina Neal
New Hampshire
Representative Susan Almy
New Mexico
Representative Jason C. Harper
New York
Jeffrey M. Wice
Ohio
Senator Tim Schaffer
Oklahoma
Senator Roger Thompson
Puerto Rico
Senator Juan Zaragoza Gomez
Rhode Island
Representative Marvin L. Abney
Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy
South Carolina
Representative Nathan Ballentine
South Dakota
Representative Ernie Otten
Texas
Senator Drew Springer
Utah
Senator Curtis S. Bramble
Senator Wayne A. Harper
Washington
Senator Noel Frame
Senator June Robinson
West Virginia
Senator Eric Nelson Jr.
Wisconsin
Representative John Macco
Dan Schmidt

Dates TBA.

Fiscal Symposium, Nov. 16-18, 2022, New Orleans

SALT Working Group Pre-Conference in Conjunction With the NCSL Legislative Summit, July 31,2022

NCSL Task Force on State and Local Taxation Virtual Meeting, May 10, 2021

Presentations

NCSL Task Force on State and Local Taxation Virtual Meeting, Nov. 17, 2021

Presentations

NCSL Task Force on State and Local Taxation Virtual Meeting, May 15, 2020

Presentations

NCSL Task Force on State and Local Taxation Virtual Meeting, May 8, 2020

Presentations

NCSL Task Force on State and Local Taxation Virtual Meeting, May 1, 2020

Presentations

Charleston, S.C., Nov. 22-23, 2019

Agenda

Presentations

Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 4-5, 2019

Agenda

Presentations

Washington, D.C., May 10-11, 2019

Agenda

Presentations

Scottsdale, Ariz., Nov. 16-17, 2018

Agenda

Presentations

Los Angeles in Conjunction With NCSL's Legislative Summit, July 29, 2018

Agenda

Presentations

Lake Tahoe, Nev., June 28-29, 2018

Agenda

Presentations

Washington, D.C., March 23-24, 2018

Agenda

Presentations

Miami, Nov. 17-18, 2017

Agenda

Presentations

Boston in Conjunction With the NCSL Legislative Summit, Aug. 7-8, 2017

Agenda

Presentations

Jackson Hole, Wyo., June 15-16, 2017

Agenda

Presentations

Scottsdale, Ariz. in Conjunction With the NCSL Executive Committee Meeting, Jan. 14, 2017

Agenda

Resources

Presentations

Communications Taxation

Digital Taxation

Property Taxation

Remote Sales Taxation

Sharing/On-Demand Economy

Tax Administration

  • Resolution: Contingency Fee Audits (September 2011) 
  • NCSL State Disaster Resolution (August 2011) 
  • NCSL State Disaster Model Language (August 2014)
  • Chart of States That Have Adopted the NCSL Model Language

Tax Expenditures

911 Funding

Digital Goods

  • NCSL Letter to House Judiciary Committee on Digital Goods Legislation (June 2012)

Multistate Tax Commission

Remote Sales Tax Collection

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

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