Reference Books


Statistical Abstract of the United States, "The National Data Book," 115th ed., U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, September 1995

Significant Features of Fiscal Federalism, Vol. I; Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, September 1995: [ tax structure information, by state - data through 1994 ]

Significant Features of Fiscal Federalism, Vol. II; Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, December 1994: [ 50 state tax burden data from a very respected source - data through 1992 ]

Statistics of Income Bulletin, U. S. Dept. of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service

State Rankings 1996, Morgan Quitno Corporation, March 1996

The Book of the States, Vol. 31, The Council of State Governments, 1996

New York State Tax Source Book; NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance, April 1996: [ excellent source of current state by state tax comparisons - data through fy `95 ]

State Tax Handbook; Commerce Clearing House, December 1995: [ tax structure, by state, as of 1995 - good detail, but not exhaustive ]

Tax Rates and Tax Burdens in the District of Columbia: A Nationwide Comparison; District of Columbia Dept. of Finance and Revenue, June 1995: [ comparison of largest city tax burden, 1994 data ]

A Preliminary Outlook on Maine Tax Policy; State Tax Notes, February 1996: [ basic tax burden comparison with selected states - 1992 data ]

The Tax Return: A New Source of Migration Data; Internal Revenue Service, October 1995: [ migration of personal income tax filers, tax year 1993 vs. 1992 ]

State Government Tax Collections: 1992; U.S. Dept. of Commerce, October 1994: [ extremely detailed data, state by state, fiscal year 1991 and 1992 ]

Tax Policy and Economic Development Implications of School Finance Policies in Vermont; Peat Marwick, December 1994: [ scholarly analysis which used a "case study" approach aimed specifically at H.541 - 1992 data ]

State Tax Policy and Senior Citizens; NCSL, December 1994: [ good state by state demographics on 65+ population - 1992 data ]

The Changing Mix of State Taxes: An Evaluation of Policy Trends and Tools for Analysis; Price Waterhouse, October 1991: [ good overview of tax revenue, by state, at three points in time - fy `70, `80, and `90 ]

Corporate Tax Climate: A Comparison of Nineteen States; Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue, 1989: [ excellent case study of six different industries in nineteen states, unfortunately, Vermont is not one of them - 1989 data ]

Vermont Taxes: Goals and Recommendation; Commission of State Tax Policy, January 1987: [ may provide some historical info - latest data 1986 ]

Vermont's General Fund Taxes: A Study; Executive Dept., State of Vermont, October 1983: [ an in-depth policy report which makes many findings and recommendations .... and some fascinating reading! good source of historical data 1942 - 1981 (variously) ]

Vermont Tax Study: Volume I (Comparative Analysis) and Volume II (Case Studies); Legislative Joint Fiscal Office, State of Vermont, November 1996; an examination of state tax burden.