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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Chaotic IRS Filing Season Shows the Perils of Running Social Policy Through the Tax Code

April 18, 2022

Federal Corporate Tax Revenue and All Federal Tax Collections Headed for Another Record High

April 13, 2022

Personal Income Tax Adjusts for Inflation, But It Could Do Better

April 13, 2022

President Biden’s 61 Percent Tax on Wealth

April 12, 2022

Which Global Minimum Tax Will We Get?

April 8, 2022

Tracking the Economic Impact of U.S. Tariffs and Retaliatory Actions

April 4, 2022

Biden Budget Would Raise Income Tax Rates to Highest in Developed World

March 31, 2022

Proposed Minimum Tax on Billionaire Capital Gains Takes Tax Code in Wrong Direction

March 30, 2022

Biden’s Trade Agenda Should End the Trade War and Promote Free Trade

March 30, 2022

Improving Tax Treatment of Structures Offers Commonsense Way to Boost Competitiveness

March 24, 2022

Windfall Profits Tax Wrong for American Energy

March 21, 2022

Taxes, Tariffs, and Industrial Policy: How the U.S. Tax Code Fails Manufacturing

March 17, 2022

To Stimulate R&D Investment, Stop Penalizing it in the Tax Code

March 16, 2022

Federal Menthol Cigarette Ban May Cost Governments $6.6 Billion

March 2, 2022

The Global Minimum Tax Changes the Game for Build Back Better Revenue

March 1, 2022

Federal Gas Tax Holiday? Suspending the Gas Tax Is a Mistake

February 22, 2022

10 Tax Reforms for Growth and Opportunity

February 22, 2022

Sources of U.S. Tax Revenue by Tax Type

February 14, 2022

Business Tax Refunds Must Be Provided Quickly During Future Downturns

February 1, 2022

U.S. Tax Incentives Could be Caught in the Global Minimum Tax Crossfire

January 28, 2022