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

What the U.S. Can Learn from the Adoption (and Repeal) of Wealth Taxes in the OECD

January 18, 2022

Bumpy Tax Filing Season Ahead Due to IRS Backlog and Pandemic Tax Relief

January 13, 2022

Trump-Biden Tariffs Hurt Domestic Manufacturing

December 1, 2021

2022 Tax Brackets

November 10, 2021

Reviewing Benefits of the State and Local Tax Deduction by County in 2018

August 25, 2021

Options for Reforming the Taxation of U.S. Multinationals

August 12, 2021


More Research

Taxes, Fiscal Policy, and Inflation

January 24, 2022

Summary of the Latest Federal Income Tax Data, 2022 Update

January 20, 2022

What the U.S. Can Learn from the Adoption (and Repeal) of Wealth Taxes in the OECD

January 18, 2022

Bumpy Tax Filing Season Ahead Due to IRS Backlog and Pandemic Tax Relief

January 13, 2022

U.S. Fiscal Response to COVID-19 Among Largest of Industrialized Countries

January 4, 2022

A Holiday Tradition: Tax Extenders Slated to Expire at End of 2021

December 22, 2021

Gift or Lump of Coal: U.S. Cross-border Tax Changes Won’t Be Home for Christmas

December 20, 2021

Permanent Build Back Better Act Would Likely Require Large Tax Increases on the Middle Class

December 15, 2021

Who Really Pays the Tariffs? U.S. Firms and Consumers, Through Higher Prices

December 15, 2021

Build Back Better Budget Deficits Could Mean More Inflation, More Policy Uncertainty

December 13, 2021

The Interest Limitation Pile-On

December 10, 2021

Book Minimum Tax versus Corporate Rate Increase: Pick Your Poison

December 9, 2021

Tax Policy’s Bipartisan Roots

December 6, 2021

House Build Back Better Act: Details & Analysis of Tax Provisions in the Budget Reconciliation Bill

December 2, 2021

Trump-Biden Tariffs Hurt Domestic Manufacturing

December 1, 2021

Bonus Depreciation Helps Disadvantaged Workers, Study Finds

November 23, 2021

Business Tax Collections Within Historical Norm After Accounting for Pass-through Business Taxes

November 18, 2021

Who Gets Hit by the Book Minimum Tax?

November 18, 2021

How Will Build Back Better Impact Inflation?

November 17, 2021

Red Flags Emerge in Build Back Better Book Minimum Tax, Interest Expense Limitation

November 17, 2021