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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The Interest Limitation Pile-On

December 10, 2021

Book Minimum Tax versus Corporate Rate Increase: Pick Your Poison

December 9, 2021

Tax Policy’s Bipartisan Roots

December 6, 2021

House Build Back Better Act: Details & Analysis of Tax Provisions in the Budget Reconciliation Bill

December 2, 2021

Trump-Biden Tariffs Hurt Domestic Manufacturing

December 1, 2021

Bonus Depreciation Helps Disadvantaged Workers, Study Finds

November 23, 2021

Business Tax Collections Within Historical Norm After Accounting for Pass-through Business Taxes

November 18, 2021

Who Gets Hit by the Book Minimum Tax?

November 18, 2021

How Will Build Back Better Impact Inflation?

November 17, 2021

Red Flags Emerge in Build Back Better Book Minimum Tax, Interest Expense Limitation

November 17, 2021

How Do Build Back Better Taxes Affect 5G Competition?

November 15, 2021

Republican Cannabis Bill Would Tax by Category

November 15, 2021

Economy Loses More than Revenue Gains in the House Build Back Better Act

November 11, 2021

2022 Tax Brackets

November 10, 2021

Comparing Tax Provisions in Different Versions of the House Build Back Better Act

November 10, 2021

Wrong Tax Base Leads to Multiple Issues for Federal Nicotine Tax Proposal

November 4, 2021

It Would Be a Mistake to Resurrect Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax

November 3, 2021

Top Tax Rate on Personal Income Would Be Highest in OECD under New Build Back Better Framework

November 1, 2021

Top Combined Capital Gains Tax Rates Would Average Nearly 37 Percent Under Build Back Better Framework

November 1, 2021

Proposed Top Combined Marginal Capital Gains Tax Rate Would Be Third-Highest in OECD

October 29, 2021