MultiTax Commission

An intergovernmental state tax agency whose mission is to promote uniform and consistent tax policy and administration among the states, assist taxpayers in achieving compliance with existing tax laws, and advocate for state and local sovereignty in the development of tax policy.

Research, Presentations, and Publications

Under the Multistate Tax Compact, the Commission is granted the authority to, among other things, “study state and local tax systems and particular types of state and local taxes.” The Commission’s members and staff perform this function in various ways, through the Commission’s committees, through training and conferences, and by researching and publishing reports. 

Archived here are some of the reports, presentations, articles, and other information produced as part of this process.

Multistate Tax Commission Review

A Journal on State Taxation of Multijurisdictional Commerce

     Current Version –  Volume XXIII Number 1 (Winter 2013)Volume XXII Number 2 (Spring 2011)Volume XXII Number 1 (Winter 2011)Volume XXI Number 2 (Spring 2010)Volume XXI Number 1 (Winter 2010)Volume XX Number 4 (Summer 2009)Volume XX Number 3 (Summer 2008)Volume XX Number 2 (Summer 2007)Volume XX Number 1 (Winter 2007)Volume 2003 Number 1Volume 2002 Number 3 – Special EditionVolume 2002 Number 2Volume 2002 Number 1Volume 2001 Number 2Volume 2001 Number 1Volume 2000 Number 1

News and Views

News and Views was a periodic publication announcing special events and occurrences that was produced by the Commission in the late 1990s.  While it is no longer being produced, some issues are available here for reference. 


July 17, 2000

March 31, 1999April 12, 1999August 9, 1999

February 17, 1998July 13, 1998September 28, 1998October 7, 1998
Corporate Tax ShelteringA Report showing Corporate Tax Sheltering Linked to as Much as $12.4 Billion in Lost State Tax RevenuesJuly 15, 2003 – Press Release on MTC ReportJuly 15, 2003 – Report from the Multistate Tax CommissionMay 11, 2004 – Press Release – MTC on HR3220May 13, 2004 – MTC Statement on HR3220September 26, 2005 – NGA on the Impact of HR1956Executive Summary   Full ReportJuly 25, 2006 – Dan R. Bucks Testimony on S.2721

 Internet Tax Moratorium Revenue Impact

MTC Study on the Impact of Internet Tax Moratorium on State and Local Revenues

 Federalism at Risk

A National Inquiry and Dialogue on the Status of State and Local Tax Systems and the Future of Federalism

To obtain hard copies, please call 202-650-0300 or email your request to