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

The Impact of the Biden Administration’s Tax Proposals by State and Congressional District

June 30, 2021

Details and Analysis of Tax Proposals in President Biden’s American Families Plan

May 6, 2021

Effects of Proposed International Tax Changes on U.S. Multinationals

April 28, 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


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Dynamic Scoring of Infrastructure Spending Proposals Offsets Small Portion of the Cost

July 20, 2021

The Impact of the Biden Administration’s Tax Proposals by State and Congressional District

June 30, 2021

Tracking the 2021 Biden Tax Plan and Federal Tax Proposals

June 16, 2021

Details and Analysis of President Biden’s FY 2022 Budget Proposals

June 16, 2021

Expensing Is Infrastructure, Too

June 15, 2021

Combined Effect of a Higher Corporate Rate and Permanent Bonus Depreciation

June 15, 2021

Broad-Based Taxes on Consumption and User Fees Are Efficient Ways to Raise Federal Revenue for Infrastructure

June 10, 2021

Details and Analysis of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

June 4, 2021

Financing Infrastructure Spending with Corporate Tax Increases Would Stunt Economic Growth

May 14, 2021

Taxing Unrealized Capital Gains at Death Is Unlikely to Raise Revenue Advertised

May 12, 2021

Details and Analysis of Tax Proposals in President Biden’s American Families Plan

May 6, 2021

U.S. Top Combined Integrated Tax Rate on Corporate Income Would Become Highest in the OECD

May 3, 2021

Relaxing State and Local Tax Deduction Cap Would Make Tax Code Less Progressive

May 3, 2021

Reviewing Options to Raise Tax Revenue and the Trade-offs for Economic Growth and Progressivity

May 3, 2021

Effects of Proposed International Tax Changes on U.S. Multinationals

April 28, 2021

Providing Full Cost Recovery for Investment and Lowering Taxes on Firms Are Best Options for Boosting Growth

April 27, 2021

Comparing the Trade-offs of Carbon Taxes and Corporate Income Taxes

April 23, 2021

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