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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Decomposing a Dynamic Revenue Estimate

July 30, 2018

Bureau of Economic Analysis Releases Q2 2018 GDP Estimate

July 27, 2018

Senator Harris’s Rent Relief Tax Credit is a Well-Intentioned Misfire

July 25, 2018

The PHIT Act is Unfit for Good Tax Policy

July 25, 2018

Tax Reform 2.0 Framework a Good Start

July 24, 2018

Capital Gains Taxes Should Be Indexed to Inflation

July 23, 2018

Should Congress Reconsider the Tax Exemption of Pro Sports Organizations?

July 20, 2018

State-by-State Job Impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2018

July 19, 2018

Evaluating the SALT Deduction Constitutional Challenge

July 17, 2018

Dynamic Distributional Impact Shows the TCJA Lifts After-Tax Incomes Across Income Groups

July 17, 2018

The Economics of 1986 Tax Reform, and Why It Didn’t Create Growth

July 17, 2018

New Analysis Shows How Input Tariffs Will Impact U.S. Manufacturing Sectors

July 16, 2018

Ways & Means Committee Mark Ups Include Changes to Health-Care Related Taxes

July 12, 2018

The Right Way to Measure Tax Changes by Income Group

July 12, 2018

New Research Provides More Reasons to Repeal the Medical Device Tax

July 12, 2018

Making the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Individual Income Tax Provisions Permanent

July 10, 2018

Tariffs Targeting Intermediate Goods Go into Effect

July 6, 2018

Reviewing the WTO Alternatives to Imposing Broad Tariffs

July 3, 2018

Taxation, Representation, and the American Revolution

July 2, 2018

The Distributional Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act over the Next Decade

June 28, 2018