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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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

Reviewing Different Methods of Calculating Tax Compliance Costs

August 21, 2018

Responding to the NYT’s Stock Buybacks Analysis

August 15, 2018

What Is the Real Value of $100 in Your State?

August 15, 2018

Lowering the Corporate Income Tax Rate Benefits Old and New Capital

August 14, 2018

The Benefits of Cutting the Corporate Income Tax Rate

August 14, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Simplified the Tax Filing Process for Millions of Households

August 7, 2018

What the Main Criticisms of Stock Buybacks Get Wrong

August 6, 2018

The Jobs Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by State, 2018-2027

August 1, 2018

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