Center for Economic Analysis

The Tax Foundation’s Center for Economic Analysis takes a quantitative approach to analyzing federal tax policies and proposals using our Taxes and Growth (TAG) macroeconomic model.

Since 2015, the TAG model has been used to analyze dozens of legislative and campaign tax proposals, including every major tax plan put forth during the 2016 presidential campaigns, the House GOP’s 2016 Tax Reform Blueprint, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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Featured Research

Options for Reforming America’s Tax Code 2.0

April 19, 2021

Reviewing the Federal Tax Treatment of Research & Development Expenses

April 13, 2021

Congressional Budget Office and Tax Foundation Modeling Show That Some Tax Hikes Are More Damaging Than Others

March 26, 2021

Evaluating Proposals to Increase the Corporate Tax Rate and Levy a Minimum Tax on Corporate Book Income

February 24, 2021

Double Taxation of Corporate Income in the United States and the OECD

January 13, 2021

2021 Tax Brackets

October 27, 2020


More Research

Raising the Corporate Rate to 28 Percent Reduces GDP by $720 Billion Over Ten Years

April 21, 2021

Options for Reforming America’s Tax Code 2.0

April 19, 2021

Reviewing the Federal Tax Treatment of Research & Development Expenses

April 13, 2021

Congressional Budget Office and Tax Foundation Modeling Show That Some Tax Hikes Are More Damaging Than Others

March 26, 2021

Evaluating Proposals to Increase the Corporate Tax Rate and Levy a Minimum Tax on Corporate Book Income

February 24, 2021

Double Taxation of Corporate Income in the United States and the OECD

January 13, 2021

2021 Tax Brackets

October 27, 2020

Details and Analysis of President Joe Biden’s Tax Plan

October 22, 2020

Congress Approves Economic Relief Plan for Individuals and Businesses

March 30, 2020

Analysis of Capital Gains Tax Proposals Among Democratic Presidential Candidates

March 18, 2020

Analysis of Democratic Presidential Candidate Individual Income Tax Proposals

March 11, 2020

Analysis of Democratic Presidential Candidate Payroll Tax Proposals

February 11, 2020

Analysis of Sen. Warren and Sen. Sanders’ Wealth Tax Plans

January 28, 2020

Measuring Marginal Effective Tax Rates on Capital Income Under Current Law

January 15, 2020

2020 Tax Brackets

November 14, 2019

Comments on Congressional Research Service’s Preliminary Analysis of the TCJA

May 31, 2019

Analysis of H.R. 1757: A Proposal to Raise the SALT Deduction Cap

April 29, 2019

An Analysis of Senator Warren’s ‘Real Corporate Profits Tax’

April 18, 2019

Analysis of the “SALT Act”

March 11, 2019

Analysis of the Cost-of-Living Refund Act of 2019

March 6, 2019