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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Efforts to Improve Tax Treatment of Saving Gain Traction on Hill

June 30, 2022

An International Tax Agenda for Congress on the Anniversary of the Global Tax Deal

June 30, 2022

How FDI Adds Value to Supply Chains

June 29, 2022

Carbon Taxes in the Global Market: Changes on the Way?

June 27, 2022

The U.S. Tax Burden on Labor

June 22, 2022

Carbon Taxes and the Future of Green Tax Reform

June 21, 2022

4 Things to Know About the Global Tax Debate

June 16, 2022

Why FDI Matters for U.S. Employment, Wages, and Productivity

June 15, 2022

The Legacy of Harvard Economist Dale Jorgenson

June 13, 2022

Pro-Growth Tax Reforms Throughout the Republican Study Committee’s FY 2023 Budget

June 9, 2022

Biden’s FY 2023 Budget Would Result in $4 Trillion of Gross Revenue Increases

June 7, 2022

3 Takeaways from the New Congressional Budget Office Outlook

June 1, 2022

Delaying R&D Amortization Generates Short-Term Revenue but No Long-Term Economic Benefit

May 20, 2022

Comments on Tobacco Product Standard for Menthol in Cigarettes

May 19, 2022

Public and Private R&D Are Complements, Not Substitutes

May 16, 2022

U.S.-China Trade War Hurt American Industries and Workers

May 13, 2022

Comparing the Corporate Tax Systems in the United States and China

May 3, 2022

Tax Filing Season: Options for Improvement

April 27, 2022

Remembering Senator Orrin Hatch’s Historic Tax Legacy

April 25, 2022

The Misguided Notion of Government-Set Prices for Prescription Drugs

April 20, 2022