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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Details and Analysis of President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Proposal

March 23, 2023

Biden’s New Tax Proposals Are Complicated and Rife with Double Taxation

March 13, 2023

Biden’s FY 2024 Budget Would Result in More Than $4.5 Trillion in Gross Tax Increases

March 9, 2023

Testimony: Tax Policy’s Role in Expanding Affordable Housing

March 7, 2023

Careful What You Wish For: CHIPS Subsidies Require “Excess Profits” Sharing

March 2, 2023

Taxing Distributed Profits Makes Business Taxation Simple and Efficient

March 1, 2023

Sources of U.S. Tax Revenue by Tax Type

February 27, 2023

Deteriorating Federal Budget to Run $1.4 Trillion Deficit in 2023, CBO Projects

February 16, 2023

Efforts to Combat Inflation’s Impact on the Tax Code Should Remain a Priority in 2023

February 16, 2023

Details and Analysis of a Tax Reform Plan for Growth and Opportunity

February 14, 2023

JCT Tax Expenditure Report: Not All Expenditures Are Created Equal

February 13, 2023

Will the Federal Government Tax Your State Tax Rebate?

February 8, 2023

Tax Policy in Biden’s 2023 State of the Union Address

February 7, 2023

New Tax Expenditures Report Highlights Concerning Changes in Tax System

February 7, 2023

Summary of the Latest Federal Income Tax Data, 2023 Update

January 26, 2023

Fair Tax FAQ

January 25, 2023

Frustration and Delays as the 2023 Tax Filing Season Begins

January 18, 2023

Three Reasons Why Dynamic Scoring Still Matters

January 12, 2023

CBO Analysis Finds Income Growth and Progressive Tax Code in 2019

January 10, 2023

Taxes in Everything: Die Hard Edition

December 22, 2022