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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Here’s How Education-Related Tax Benefits Could Change in 2021

December 23, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Package FAQ

December 22, 2020

Tax Extenders Hitch a Ride on Omnibus and COVID-19 Relief Deal

December 21, 2020

Congress Passes $900 Billion Coronavirus Relief Package

December 21, 2020

Pandemic Highlights the Need for Better Tax Policy for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

December 21, 2020

Senate Policymakers Release $908 Billion Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief Proposals

December 15, 2020

Details and Analysis of State and Local Aid Under the Bipartisan State and Local Support and Small Business Protection Act of 2020

December 14, 2020

Individual and Business CARES Act Tax Provisions Due to Expire on December 31

December 9, 2020

What Federal Policymakers Can Learn from Business Tax Refunds in 2020

December 4, 2020

Additional Pandemic Relief Might Be Taking Shape

December 3, 2020

Walter Williams, RIP

December 2, 2020

How Would the Proposed $160 Billion in State and Local Aid Be Allocated?

December 1, 2020

Outlining a Path for Tax Policy Compromises

December 1, 2020

Navigating the 2020 Tax Extenders in the Pandemic Economy

December 1, 2020

Potential Regulatory Changes in Tax Policy Under the Biden Administration

November 24, 2020

Reviewing Effective Tax Rates Faced by Corporate Income

November 19, 2020

No ‘Stealth Tax Hike’ in 2021, but Individual and Business Tax Increases Loom

November 18, 2020

Biden Could Provide Business and Household Relief by Eliminating Trump Tariffs

November 16, 2020

Increasing the Tax Burden on Capital Investment and Automation Hurts Workers

November 12, 2020

No, We Don’t Need a Federal Work-From-Home Tax

November 12, 2020