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Information for Respondents

About the Survey

The Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC) provides a summary of taxes collected by state for 5 broad tax categories and up to 25 tax subcategories. These tables and data files present the details on tax collections by type of tax imposed and collected by state governments.

Authorization

Title 13, United States Code, Sections 161 and 182, authorizes the Census Bureau to conduct this collection and to request your voluntary assistance.

Confidentiality

These data are subject to provisions of Title 13, United States Code, Section 9(b) exempting data that are customarily provided in public records from rules of confidentiality.

Survey Legitimacy

Below are a few common items you can use to verify the legitimacy of this survey:

  1. Ensure the Web address provided in the letter/and or email is a "census.gov" domain.
  2. Reporting information is provided in the letter/and or email.
  3. The initial letter and/or or email will include the OMB eight-digit number. This number indicates that the OMB has approved the survey and has confirmed there is a need to collect the information.

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