The Tax Foundation'sCenter for Federal Tax Policy produces timely and high-quality data, research, and analysis on federal tax issues that influences the debate toward economically principled policies.
The mission of our federal program is to promote tax and fiscal policy that leads to greater U.S. competitiveness, higher economic growth, and improved quality of life for all taxpayers.
We have a number of projects that help us educate taxpayers, journalists, and policymakers on tax policy at the federal level and how the U.S. tax system compares internationally.
We use our Taxes and Growth model (TAG) to estimate the impact of tax changes on investment, wages, jobs, federal revenue, and the overall size of the economy. The TAG model is comprised of two components: (1) a tax calculator that can be thought of as a TurboTax for the entire country; and (2) a neoclassical growth model that is driven primarily by changes in the cost of labor and the cost of capital.
Comparing Tax Reform Plans of the 2016 Presidential Candidates
The Tax Foundation will use our Taxes and Growth model to analyze the tax reform plans of the presidential candidates in 2016 and we invite all candidates to have us score their tax reform plan. See how the plans compare.
Taxes played a central role in last night’s presidential debate, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump presented contrasting visions for U.S. economic policy. The candidates mentioned taxes over 40 times throughout the...