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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Economic Aspects of the Social Security Tax

August 1, 1966

Fiscal Action to Influence Employment and the Price Level: Some Criteria

April 1, 1966

Public Financing of Higher Education

February 1, 1966

Current Problems and Issues in State Taxation of interstate Commerce

January 30, 1966

Federal Non-Income Taxes: An Examination of Selected Revenue Sources

April 1, 1965

Federal Aids to Education

April 1, 1965

Controlling Federal Expenditures

December 1, 1963

Tax Reduction and Reform: A Summary of President Kennedy’s Tax Proposals

February 11, 1963

Reconstructing the Federal Tax System: A Guide to the Issues

January 1, 1963

Allocation of the Tax Burden by Income Class

May 1, 1960

The Federal Individual Income Tax: Revising the Rate and Bracket Structure

November 1, 1959

Reexamining the Federal Corporation Income Tax

January 1, 1958

The Tax Burden in Relation to National Income and Product

September 1, 1957

Allocating the Federal Tax Burden Among the States

April 1, 1957

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