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

Prospects for Federal Tax Policy After the 2020 Election

November 10, 2020

Joe Biden’s 67 Percent Tax on Wealth

October 28, 2020

2021 Tax Brackets

October 27, 2020

Placing Joe Biden’s Tax Increases in Historical Context

October 22, 2020

Details and Analysis of President-elect Joe Biden’s Tax Plan

October 22, 2020

Tracking the 2020 Presidential Tax Plans

October 21, 2020


More Research

Reviewing Effective Tax Rates Faced by Corporate Income

November 19, 2020

No ‘Stealth Tax Hike’ in 2021, but Individual and Business Tax Increases Loom

November 18, 2020

Biden Could Provide Business and Household Relief by Eliminating Trump Tariffs

November 16, 2020

Increasing the Tax Burden on Capital Investment and Automation Hurts Workers

November 12, 2020

No, We Don’t Need a Federal Work-From-Home Tax

November 12, 2020

IRS Signals Approval of Entity-Level SALT Cap Workaround, But States Should Still Think Twice

November 11, 2020

Prospects for Federal Tax Policy After the 2020 Election

November 10, 2020

Biden’s Call for More Tax Credits Further Complicates the Tax Code

November 3, 2020

Bipartisan House Bill Introduced to Further Encourage Retirement Savings

November 2, 2020

A Preliminary Look at 2019 Tax Data for Individuals

October 29, 2020

The Unintended Consequences of Higher Corporate Taxes on Income Inequality

October 29, 2020

Joe Biden’s 67 Percent Tax on Wealth

October 28, 2020

Zoom Calls Not a Taxing Matter

October 27, 2020

2021 Tax Brackets

October 27, 2020

Placing Joe Biden’s Tax Increases in Historical Context

October 22, 2020

Details and Analysis of President-elect Joe Biden’s Tax Plan

October 22, 2020

Biden-Harris Proposals Can Raise Taxes on the Middle Class

October 21, 2020

Tracking the 2020 Presidential Tax Plans

October 21, 2020

Top Rates in Each State Under Joe Biden’s Tax Plan

October 20, 2020

How Would Biden’s Tax Plan Change the Competitiveness of the U.S. Tax Code?

October 19, 2020