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

Using Carbon Tax Revenue to Grow the Economy

January 22, 2021

5 Observations on Janet Yellen’s Recent Confirmation Testimony

January 22, 2021

President Biden Outlines Plan for Additional Coronavirus-Related Relief and Stimulus

January 15, 2021

Double Taxation of Corporate Income in the United States and the OECD

January 13, 2021

Congress Passes $900 Billion Coronavirus Relief Package

December 21, 2020

Potential Regulatory Changes in Tax Policy Under the Biden Administration

November 24, 2020


More Research

Who Benefits from the State and Local Tax Deduction?

January 25, 2021

Using Carbon Tax Revenue to Grow the Economy

January 22, 2021

5 Observations on Janet Yellen’s Recent Confirmation Testimony

January 22, 2021

President Biden Outlines Plan for Additional Coronavirus-Related Relief and Stimulus

January 15, 2021

What to Expect During the 2021 Tax Season

January 15, 2021

Double Taxation of Corporate Income in the United States and the OECD

January 13, 2021

How Expensing for Capital Investment Can Accelerate the Transition to a Cleaner Economy

January 12, 2021

The Drawbacks of State Taxes on Financial Transactions

January 11, 2021

Digital Tax Collection Triggers New U.S. Tariffs on France

January 6, 2021

Three New Year’s Resolutions for Tax Policymakers

December 29, 2020

Here’s How Education-Related Tax Benefits Could Change in 2021

December 23, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Package FAQ

December 22, 2020

Tax Extenders Hitch a Ride on Omnibus and COVID-19 Relief Deal

December 21, 2020

Congress Passes $900 Billion Coronavirus Relief Package

December 21, 2020

Pandemic Highlights the Need for Better Tax Policy for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

December 21, 2020

Senate Policymakers Release $908 Billion Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief Proposals

December 15, 2020

Details and Analysis of State and Local Aid Under the Bipartisan State and Local Support and Small Business Protection Act of 2020

December 14, 2020

Individual and Business CARES Act Tax Provisions Due to Expire on December 31

December 9, 2020

What Federal Policymakers Can Learn from Business Tax Refunds in 2020

December 4, 2020

Additional Pandemic Relief Might Be Taking Shape

December 3, 2020