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

2018 International Tax Competitiveness Index

October 23, 2018

Cost Recovery Treatment Short of Full Expensing Creates A Drag on Economic Growth

September 17, 2018

Tax Reform 2.0 Takes Shape

September 10, 2018

Permanence for 100 Percent Bonus Depreciation Provides More Cost-Effective Growth than Permanence for Individual Provisions

September 5, 2018

The TCJA’s Expensing Provision Alleviates the Tax Code’s Bias Against Certain Investments

September 5, 2018

The Impact of Trade and Tariffs on the United States

June 27, 2018