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  • University of Michigan's World Tax Database
    • While the data is no longer being updated, it is a valuable source for historical information. Most recent data tends to be late 1990s to around 2002 depending on the series.
  • State Tax Handbook
    • Current print publication volume in Data and Statistical Services (DSS), call number HJ2385.C65.
  • KPMG
    • Corporate Tax Rates Table provides a view of global corporate tax rates between 2006 to the present.
    • Indirect Tax Rates Table provides a view of global indirect tax rates between 2006 to the present.
    • Individual Income Tax Rates Table provides a view of global individual income tax rates between 2006 to the present.
    • Employer social security tax rates provides a view of global employer social security tax rates between 2006 to the present.
    • Employee social security tax rates provides a view of global employee social security tax rates between 2006 to the present.
    • Recent copies of reports are stored on the DSS Server; contains information back to at least 2002.
    • KPMG's Global Tax Rate Survey (ceased)
      • Copies of reports are stored on the DSS Server; contains information back to at least 2002. 2015 combines the various segments.  Previous reports were separate.
  • OECD.
    • OECD Tax Statistics.
    • Consumption Tax Trends.  1999+. Published every 2 to 3 years, reviews the latest developments in taxing consumption in OECD countries, provides information on tax rates in OECD countries, and reviews current issues in consumption taxes.
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
    • World tax summaries
      • Free registration is required. Historical information is not retained on the PriceWaterhouseCoopers website.
    • See following print publications that have ceased in print.
  • International Tax Handbook
    • Print publication in Firestone stacks (F), call number K4460 .I5725 2009 and RECAP, call number K4460.I5725 2008.
  • Facts and Figures on Government Finance (1944-2005)
    • Particularly useful for the United States.
    • Many of the tables can be found at the Tax Foundation website.
    • Historical run is available on Hein Online.
    • Print publication ceased with 38th edition. 
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Data Book.
    • Annual data on collecting the revenue, issuing refunds, enforcing the law, assisting the taxpayer, and the budget and workforce. Some tables by state.
  • The Book of the States  
    • Has state tax rates for: individual, corporate, alcohol, gas, sales and severance taxes from about 1935+
  • Brewers Almanac
    • For beer, wine, and alcohol taxes 
  • Some national level summary data can be found in World Development Indicators and EIU Market Indicators and Forecasts
  •  Government Finance section of the Basic Sources of International Economic Statistics guide
  • Tax and Government Finance section of the Basic Sources of United States Economic Statistics guide.
  • State Tax Actions Database (National Council of State Legislatures) (2015+) Details the states’ tax changes.
    • For analysis and more years, see State Tax Actions [Print 1995, 1999-2001, 2003-2010; PDF 2011-2019] and State Budget Actions.  [Print 1995, 1999-2001, 2003-2010;  PDF 2013-2014, 2018].

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