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.

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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Major Publications

Featured Research

Comparing the Corporate Tax Systems in the United States and China

May 3, 2022

Chaotic IRS Filing Season Shows the Perils of Running Social Policy Through the Tax Code

April 18, 2022

Federal Corporate Tax Revenue and All Federal Tax Collections Headed for Another Record High

April 13, 2022

President Biden’s 61 Percent Tax on Wealth

April 12, 2022

Which Global Minimum Tax Will We Get?

April 8, 2022

What’s in the New Global Tax Agreement?

April 7, 2022


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Public and Private R&D Are Complements, Not Substitutes

May 16, 2022

U.S.-China Trade War Hurt American Industries and Workers

May 13, 2022

Comparing the Corporate Tax Systems in the United States and China

May 3, 2022

Tax Filing Season: Options for Improvement

April 27, 2022

Remembering Senator Orrin Hatch’s Historic Tax Legacy

April 25, 2022

The Misguided Notion of Government-Set Prices for Prescription Drugs

April 20, 2022

Chaotic IRS Filing Season Shows the Perils of Running Social Policy Through the Tax Code

April 18, 2022

Federal Corporate Tax Revenue and All Federal Tax Collections Headed for Another Record High

April 13, 2022

Personal Income Tax Adjusts for Inflation, But It Could Do Better

April 13, 2022

President Biden’s 61 Percent Tax on Wealth

April 12, 2022

Which Global Minimum Tax Will We Get?

April 8, 2022

What’s in the New Global Tax Agreement?

April 7, 2022

Tracking the Economic Impact of U.S. Tariffs and Retaliatory Actions

April 4, 2022

Biden Budget Would Raise Income Tax Rates to Highest in Developed World

March 31, 2022

Proposed Minimum Tax on Billionaire Capital Gains Takes Tax Code in Wrong Direction

March 30, 2022

Biden’s Trade Agenda Should End the Trade War and Promote Free Trade

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Improving Tax Treatment of Structures Offers Commonsense Way to Boost Competitiveness

March 24, 2022

Windfall Profits Tax Wrong for American Energy

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