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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Value of Typical American Family’s 1992 Income Eroded by Taxes and Inflation

October 1, 1992

Tax Features October 1992

October 1, 1992

Tax Features September 1992

September 1, 1992

Tax Aspects of Improving the Investment Climate in Russia

August 1, 1992

Tax Features August 1992

August 1, 1992

Tax Features June 1992

June 1, 1992

Tax Features April 1992

April 1, 1992

Tax Features March 1992

March 1, 1992

Tax Features January 1992

January 1, 1992

Tax Features October 1991

October 1, 1991

The Competitive Burden: Tax Treatment of Multinationals

October 1, 1991

A Nation in Debt

September 1, 1991

Tax Features September 1991

September 1, 1991

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