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

Details and Analysis of Former Vice President Biden’s Tax Proposals

April 29, 2020

Congress Approves Economic Relief Plan for Individuals and Businesses

March 30, 2020

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

January 27, 2020

Measuring Marginal Effective Tax Rates on Capital Income Under Current Law

January 15, 2020

2020 Tax Brackets

November 14, 2019

Analysis of the “SALT Act”

March 11, 2019


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Details and Analysis of Former Vice President Biden’s Tax Proposals

April 29, 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 27, 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

Sen. Warren’s Wealth Tax Is Problematic

January 24, 2019

How Much Revenue Would a 70% Top Tax Rate Raise? An Initial Analysis

January 14, 2019

Eliminating the SALT Deduction Cap Would Reduce Federal Revenue and Make the Tax Code Less Progressive

January 4, 2019

We Shouldn’t Scrap Dynamic Scoring

January 2, 2019

The Economic and Distributional Impact of the Trump Administration’s Tariff Actions

December 5, 2018

2019 Tax Brackets

November 28, 2018

Economic Impact of Escalating Tariffs on Chinese Products

November 28, 2018