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.

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Tax Extenders Could Return from the Grave Mid-Filing Season

February 1, 2019

Sanders’ Estate Tax Plan Won’t Likely Raise the Revenue Intended

January 31, 2019

Income Taxes on the Top 0.1 Percent Weren’t Much Higher in the 1950s

January 31, 2019

Don’t Judge Your Taxes by Your Refund

January 29, 2019

The Real Lesson of 70 Percent Tax Rates on Entrepreneurial Income

January 29, 2019

Unclear if Warren’s Wealth Tax Proposal is Constitutional

January 25, 2019

Sen. Warren’s Wealth Tax Is Problematic

January 24, 2019

Higher Corporate Tax Revenues Globally Despite Lower Tax Rates

January 22, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez’s Proposed 70 Percent Top Marginal Income Tax Rate Would Deter Innovation

January 14, 2019

Tax Relief is on the Agenda in Austria

January 14, 2019

How Much Revenue Would a 70% Top Tax Rate Raise? An Initial Analysis

January 14, 2019

America Already Has a Progressive Tax System

January 11, 2019

Another Step on the Road Toward Fiscal Union?

January 10, 2019

Lawmakers Start the New Year with a Long Tax Policy To-Do List

January 8, 2019

Opportunity Zones: What We Know and What We Don’t

January 8, 2019

Eliminating the SALT Deduction Cap Would Reduce Federal Revenue and Make the Tax Code Less Progressive

January 4, 2019

We Shouldn’t Scrap Dynamic Scoring

January 2, 2019

Tax Expenditures Before and After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

December 18, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act After A Year

December 17, 2018

The Tax Switch that Could Speed Up December Divorces

December 14, 2018