As we begin a new year, new issues arise for states. As states are dealing with budgets for the year, spending has increased and tax revenue have decreased. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives, the way we work, shop and interact with others.
A few states are seeing their residents, like California, New York and New Jersey, all high tax jurisdictions, moving to and becoming permeant residents of Florida, Texas, and Nevada, all states with low taxes or no state tax on companies or individuals.
How will states deal with these budgetary issues? Decrease spending? Increase tax rates? Expand the tax base? Tax out-of-state companies and Individuals? Increase tax credits and incentives, to attract investment? My guess, all the above, except for decreases to spending.