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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Tax Features August 1991

August 1, 1991

Corporate Tax Burden Rises

July 1, 1991

Tax Features July 1991

July 1, 1991

Proceedings of a Seminar on Rebuilding the U.S. Industrial Base: The Role of Tax Policy in Economic Growth

May 1, 1991

Tax Features May 1991

May 1, 1991

Tax Features March 1991

March 1, 1991

Tax Features February 1991

February 1, 1991

Tax Features January 1991

January 1, 1991

Tax Features December 1990

December 1, 1990

Tax Features November 1990

November 1, 1990

Proceedings of a Seminar on Assessing U.S. Tax Policies Toward International Investment

September 1, 1990

Tax Features June 1990

June 1, 1990

A Decade of Budget Summitry

June 1, 1990

Tax Features April 1990

April 1, 1990

Proceedings of a Seminar on R&D Tax Policy

March 8, 1990

Tax Features March 1990

March 1, 1990

Tax Features February 1990

February 1, 1990

Tax Features January 1990

January 1, 1990

Competitive Tax Disadvantages Faced by U.S. Multinationals

January 1, 1990

The Corporate Tax Burden

January 1, 1990