In the updated fifth edition of State Tax Policy, David Brunori analyzes critical challenges facing state governments. He identifies the important issues and examines possible solutions in formulating and implementing state tax policy. This is the only book that provides students and professionals with a concise, approachable, and up-to-date introduction to the intricacies of state tax policy.
David Brunori is a journalist, author, educator, and lawyer who specializes in state and local tax policy. He is a senior director at RSM US LLP where he advises clients on a wide range of state tax issues. He is also a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He currently writes a weekly column for Law360 on state and local taxation. He has published numerous books and articles on state and local tax policy. Previously, he was a partner with a national law firm, served as an executive with an international publishing company, and was an appellate trial attorney with the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice. He is a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration and a fellow at the American College of Tax Counsel. He has a BA and MA from The George Washington University and a JD and MPPM from the University of Pittsburgh.
Professor Brunori is a master at the difficult task of explaining a complex topic in an accessible way. Whether you are a student with a budding interest in state and local tax, or a state legislator newly assigned to a tax committee, this book offers a great roadmap understanding state and local tax policy.
Whether you study state taxes, fight taxes, or just pay taxes, this book is an essential read. I give a copy to all my employees and make them read it.
Brunori’s rare combination of wit, insight, and conciseness make state tax policy approachable for politicians, professionals, and dabblers alike. A must read.