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.

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Tariffs Targeting Intermediate Goods Go into Effect

July 6, 2018

Reviewing the WTO Alternatives to Imposing Broad Tariffs

July 3, 2018

Taxation, Representation, and the American Revolution

July 2, 2018

The Distributional Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act over the Next Decade

June 28, 2018

Congressional Budget Office Projects Spending Growth Will Outpace Revenue Growth

June 28, 2018

Another Look at Reforming the Health Insurance Exclusion

June 27, 2018

The Impact of Trade and Tariffs on the United States

June 27, 2018

New Study Raises Questions about European Commission Proposal to Tax Digital Companies

June 25, 2018

New Budget Resolution Gives Hope for Phase Two of Tax Reform

June 22, 2018

Reforming the Pass-Through Deduction

June 21, 2018

Gillibrand’s Financial Transactions Tax: A Retread of Bad Ideas

June 20, 2018

Three Possible Impacts of the TCJA Related to the Financial Services Sector

June 20, 2018

Stock Buybacks Don’t Hinder Investment Spending

June 19, 2018

Are Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Regressive? Evidence from Household Retail Purchases

June 19, 2018

A Small Victory on the Global Spread of Soda Taxes

June 15, 2018

Update: The Impact of Enacting President Trump’s Tariffs

June 14, 2018

Second Round of Tax Reform Might Address Retirement Accounts

June 14, 2018

The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by Congressional District

June 13, 2018

Social Security in Deficit: Why and What to Do About It

June 12, 2018

The OECD Highlights the Economic Growth Benefits of Full Expensing

June 12, 2018