About Us

TTARA Statement on Fiscal and Tax Policy

TTARA and the TTARA Research Foundation provide access to the most current information available on fiscal and other public policies in Texas. Our staff is well known and highly respected by officials in both the Executive and Legislative Branches of Texas government, and by business leaders throughout the state. TTARA has a well deserved reputation for its effective work on behalf of its members.


The Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (TTARA) is a non-profit membership supported organization of businesses and individuals interested in the state and local fiscal policies in Texas and the way those policies impact our economy. Our membership is composed primarily of businesses and trade associations that represent businesses and professions. They include the entire range of economic sectors and activities in Texas and share a common belief that all participants in our state's economic life have a stake in determining its future.

TTARA members operate in every part of Texas; they employ and provide incomes to thousands of Texans; they produce or provide every type of good or service Texans consume; and, they provide a huge portion of the revenue that supports public services at every level of government.

TTARA's exclusive focus is the nexus between public fiscal policy and private business activity. We provide our members with current information and high quality analysis of developing tax and spending issues. We provide educational services to our members and opportunities for them to network and meet with public policy makers. And we advocate changes in public policies where they are necessary to improve the state's fiscal practices and business climate.

TTARA Research Foundation

The TTARA Research Foundation is an affiliated research and educational entity that conducts independent research related to economic, fiscal and public policy issues. Foundation reports are provided to policy makers and the general public, in addition to TTARA members, and can be found in the Publications portion of this site.

TTARA and the TTARA Research Foundation have been providing high quality information and services to Texas and their membership for more than 50 years. During the last 50 years, they have been cited by public and private officials for the quality of their work and have won numerous national awards. They are members of the National Taxpayers Conference and the Governmental Research Association, and work closely with the Council on State Taxation (COST) and the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT).