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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Taxing Foreign Source Income: A Businessman’s View

December 1, 1977

Tax Review: Full Employment Budget: How Good a Guide to Public Policy?

April 1, 1977

Tax Features February 1977

February 1, 1977

Tax Features January 1977

January 1, 1977

Tax Features December 1976

December 1, 1976

Tax Features November 1976

November 1, 1976

Tax Features October 1976

October 1, 1976

Tax Features July 1976

July 1, 1976

Tax Features June 1976

June 1, 1976

Tax Features May 1976

May 1, 1976

Taxing Foreign Source Income: The Economic and Equity Issues

May 1, 1976

The Legislative Branch: The Next BIllion Dollar Bureaucracy

May 1, 1976

Tax Review: Impact of Federal Estate and Gift Taxes

May 1, 1976

Tax Features April 1976

April 1, 1976

Tax Features February 1976

February 1, 1976

Tax Review: Social Security, Tax Reform and Capital Accumulation

February 1, 1976

Tax Features January 1976

January 1, 1976

Issues In Federal Tax Revision: Tax Developments in 1975

December 31, 1975

Uncontrollable Federal Budget Outlays

April 1, 1975

Issues In Federal Tax Revision: Tax Developments in 1974

December 31, 1974