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

Evaluating Education Tax Provisions

February 20, 2019

Sen. Warren’s Wealth Tax Is Problematic

January 24, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez’s Proposed 70 Percent Top Marginal Income Tax Rate Would Deter Innovation

January 14, 2019

How Much Revenue Would a 70% Top Tax Rate Raise? An Initial Analysis

January 14, 2019

Opportunity Zones: What We Know and What We Don’t

January 8, 2019

The Economic and Distributional Impact of the Trump Administration’s Tariff Actions

December 5, 2018