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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Are High Surtax Rates Worthwhile?

March 1, 1957

Federal Excise Taxes

June 1, 1956

Federal Economic and Social Programs, Fiscal 1956

April 1, 1955

Impact of the Excess Profits Tax of 1952

November 1, 1952

Can Federal Expenditures Be Cut? A Compendium of Proposals for Effecting Economy in the U.S. Budget, Volume One

February 1, 1952

Can Federal Expenditures Be Cut? A Compendium of Proposals for Effecting Economy in the U.S. Budget, Volume Two

February 1, 1952

Can Federal Expenditures Be Cut? A Compendium of Proposals for Effecting Economy in the U.S. Budget, Volume Three

February 1, 1952

Financing Defense: Is An Excess Profits Tax the Solution?

December 1, 1950

Facts & Figures on Government Finance, Third Edition

January 1, 1944

Tax Review: The Small Income and the Sales Tax

October 1, 1943

Tax Review: Income Tax Simplification

July 1, 1943

Tax Review: Ability to Pay

April 1, 1943

Facts & Figures on War Finance, Second Edition

January 1, 1942

Tax Facts & Figures, First Edition

January 1, 1941

Proceedings of a Symposium on Industry and National Defense

August 15, 1940

Excess Profits Taxation: A Compilation of Materials on Excess Profits Taxation

August 1, 1940