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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How Did We Ever Agree to Fund Infrastructure Investments?

July 28, 2021

Simplifying the Tax Code and Reducing the Tax Gap: What Can Be Achieved?

July 28, 2021

Amortization Deductions for Sports Teams Properly Part of the Income Tax System

July 26, 2021

Compare Tobacco Tax Data in Your State

July 22, 2021

Households Earning $75,000 or Less Paid Majority of Individual Mandate Penalties

July 21, 2021

Dynamic Scoring of Infrastructure Spending Proposals Offsets Small Portion of the Cost

July 20, 2021

How Biden’s Business Tax Proposals Would Impact Taxpayers Across States

July 19, 2021

IRS Sends Nearly $15 Billion of Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

July 19, 2021

New Research Suggests Estimates of Wealth Inequality Likely Overstated

July 15, 2021

New Tax in Town? Federal Proposal to Deschedule and Tax Marijuana

July 14, 2021

Census Data Shows Households Saved Economic Impact Payments

July 13, 2021

Biden Plan’s Higher Taxation of Businesses Would Boost Collections to Highest in 40-Plus Years

July 8, 2021

Unanswered Questions about Upcoming Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

July 7, 2021

Biden’s Tax Proposals Could Impact Small Businesses Over Time

July 7, 2021

Anti-Base Erosion Provisions and Territorial Tax Systems in OECD Countries

July 7, 2021

Biden’s Top Marginal Capital Gains Tax Rate Would Be Highest in OECD

July 6, 2021

Policymakers Offer Proposals to Fix Three Upcoming Tax Changes

July 1, 2021

The Impact of the Biden Administration’s Tax Proposals by State and Congressional District

June 30, 2021

U.S. Corporate Tax Expenditures and Effective Tax Rates in Line with OECD Peers

June 29, 2021

How the Tax Code Handles Inflation (and How It Doesn’t)

June 28, 2021