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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New IRS Data Reiterates Shortcomings of the Estate Tax

October 18, 2018

The Benefits of the State and Local Tax Deduction by County

October 5, 2018

Who Benefits from the State and Local Tax Deduction?

October 5, 2018

Evaluating the Changed Incentives for Repatriating Foreign Earnings

September 27, 2018

Nearly 90 Percent of Taxpayers Are Projected to Take the TCJA’s Expanded Standard Deduction

September 26, 2018

The Economics of Stock Buybacks

September 19, 2018

Cost Recovery Treatment Short of Full Expensing Creates A Drag on Economic Growth

September 17, 2018

The Ways and Means Committee Passes Tax Reform 2.0

September 14, 2018

New Bill to Make Four Changes to the Affordable Care Act

September 13, 2018

Sources of Personal Income 2016 Update

September 11, 2018

Tax Reform 2.0 Takes Shape

September 10, 2018

Testimony: The Positive Economic Growth Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

September 6, 2018

Millennials Filed One-Third of 2016 Tax Returns

September 5, 2018

Permanence for 100 Percent Bonus Depreciation Provides More Cost-Effective Growth than Permanence for Individual Provisions

September 5, 2018

The TCJA’s Expensing Provision Alleviates the Tax Code’s Bias Against Certain Investments

September 5, 2018

Economic and Budgetary Impact of Indexing Capital Gains to Inflation

September 4, 2018

Here’s What GDP Actually Tells Us

August 29, 2018

Sanders’ New Plan Would Hurt, Not Help, Low-Skill Workers

August 28, 2018

Proposed Corporate Rate Hike Would Damage Economic Output

August 23, 2018

What is the Real Value of $100 in Metropolitan Areas?

August 22, 2018