Center for Federal Tax Policy

The Tax Foundation's Center 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.

Major Publications

Featured Research

Reforming the Pass-Through Deduction

June 21, 2018

Are Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Regressive? Evidence from Household Retail Purchases

June 19, 2018

The Fixtures Fix: Correcting the Drafting Error Involving the Expensing of Qualified Improvement Property

May 30, 2018

Preliminary Details and Analysis of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

December 18, 2017

Details of the Conference Report for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

December 15, 2017