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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Biden-Harris Proposals Can Raise Taxes on the Middle Class

October 21, 2020

Tracking the 2020 Presidential Tax Plans

October 21, 2020

Top Rates in Each State Under Joe Biden’s Tax Plan

October 20, 2020

How Would Biden’s Tax Plan Change the Competitiveness of the U.S. Tax Code?

October 19, 2020

Role of the 2017 Tax Reform in the Nascent U.S. Economic Recovery

October 15, 2020

Reviewing the Commitment to American GROWTH Act

October 14, 2020

Congressional Budget Office Releases 2017 Data on Household Income and Tax Burdens

October 7, 2020

A Carbon Tax to Make the TCJA’s Individual Provisions Permanent

September 30, 2020

CBO Releases New Long-term Budget Outlook

September 22, 2020

Republican Study Committee Workforce Plan Rethinks Education, Labor, and Welfare Tax Policy

September 22, 2020

How Should Wealth and Work Be Treated in the Tax Code?

September 21, 2020

Senate Republican Coronavirus Package Is Undermined by Complexity & Impermanence

September 10, 2020

Biden’s Plan to Address Offshoring Comes with Contradictions

September 9, 2020

Flawed Federal Taxation of Recreational Marijuana

September 3, 2020

Biden’s Proposal Would Shift the Distribution of Retirement Tax Benefits

August 26, 2020

President Trump Outlines Second Term Tax Ideas

August 25, 2020

Who Will Pay for the Roads?

August 25, 2020

Reviewing Joe Biden’s Tax Vision

August 20, 2020

How the CARES Act Fixed a Tax Bias Against Green Investment

August 20, 2020

Economic Recovery and Deductions for Worker Training

August 13, 2020