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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Reviewing Wyden’s Reconciliation Tax Policy Proposals

September 7, 2021

Top Ten Congressional Districts Impacted by Biden Corporate Tax Proposals

September 7, 2021

Wyden’s Financial Services Tax Proposals Would Put “Mark-to-Market” to the Test

September 7, 2021

Tax Foundation Comments on the Wyden, Warner, Brown Discussion Draft

September 7, 2021

Temporary Policies Complicate the Child Tax Credit’s Future

September 3, 2021

A Guide to the Fossil Fuel Provisions of the Biden Budget

September 2, 2021

Tax Foundation Comments to the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act

September 2, 2021

Lawmakers’ Tax Rate to Help Pay for Reconciliation is 1,900 Percent

August 31, 2021

Analysis of Federal Proposal to Increase Tobacco and Nicotine Products Taxes

August 31, 2021

The DASH Act Isn’t the Best Way to Solve the Housing Crisis

August 30, 2021

Don’t Add More Temporary Tax Policies in Budget Reconciliation

August 30, 2021

5 Things to Consider in the Tax Gap Discussion

August 27, 2021

Expense Allocation: A Hidden Tax on Domestic Activities and Foreign Profits

August 26, 2021

Paying for Reconciliation Bill with “Health Care Savings” Threatens Medical Innovation

August 25, 2021

Reviewing Benefits of the State and Local Tax Deduction by County in 2018

August 25, 2021

Historical U.S. Federal Corporate Income Tax Rates & Brackets, 1909-2020

August 24, 2021

Historical U.S. Federal Individual Income Tax Rates & Brackets, 1862-2021

August 24, 2021

International Tax Proposals and Profit Shifting

August 24, 2021

Claiming 97 Percent of Small Businesses Exempt from Biden Taxes Is Misleading

August 20, 2021

COVID-19 Tax Relief Added to Increasing Share of Households Paying No Income Tax

August 20, 2021