This is FindLaw's collection of State Tax articles, part of the Finance section of the Corporate Counsel Center. Tax law for state and local government is contained in state codes sections, regulations, administrative codes, procedures and statements issued by the respective government authorities, as well as state court decisions. Business are also required to pay taxes. Business expenses are the associated costs of carrying on a business. Such expenses are typically deductible if a business is operated to make a profit. Law articles in this archive are predominantly written by lawyers for a professional audience seeking business solutions to legal issues. Start your free research with FindLaw.