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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Canada May Follow the United States’ Lead on Improving Tax Depreciation for Investment

November 19, 2018

A Path Forward for Greece

November 19, 2018

Falling Behind on Digitalization in Spain

November 14, 2018

Auto Imports and Tariff Effects by Major Trading Partner

November 13, 2018

Summary of the Latest Federal Income Tax Data, 2018 Update

November 13, 2018

Technical Corrections to Tax Law Likely Addressed in Lame Duck Session

November 13, 2018

The TCJA Improved the United States’ International Tax Competitiveness Index Rankings

November 12, 2018

Congress Should Put Tax Extenders to Rest

November 9, 2018

A Post-Brexit Budget for Growth? Not in the UK

November 8, 2018

A Wave of Digital Taxation

November 7, 2018

Family Provisions in the New Tax Code

October 31, 2018

The TCJA Cuts Taxes Across Every Income Level and Congressional District

October 30, 2018

Permanence for Alcohol Excise Tax Reforms

October 30, 2018

New Research Bolsters the Case Against Tariffs

October 29, 2018

New York Fed Blog Post Understates Effective Corporate Tax Rates

October 26, 2018

2018 International Tax Competitiveness Index

October 23, 2018

Treasury Department Proposes New Regulations for Opportunity Zones

October 22, 2018

Senators Propose Three Different Bills on the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

October 18, 2018

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