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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Lawmakers May Vote on Making Key Provisions of the TCJA Permanent

April 5, 2018

China Announces Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Goods

April 5, 2018

Tax Reform Bill Will Increase the Trade Deficit. Good or Bad?

March 20, 2018

Proposed Chinese Tariffs Will Raise Taxes Following a Large Tax Cut

March 20, 2018

New Study Debunks European Commission Claims Justifying New Taxes on Digital Companies

March 19, 2018

‘Iowa-Grown’ Steel Under Threat by Tariffs

March 16, 2018

Hearing on Expired Provisions Shows Support for Ending Tax Extender Ritual

March 15, 2018

Senate Finance Retirement Savings Bill Falls Short of Offering Comprehensive Solutions

March 14, 2018

Should Congress Act Before SCOTUS On Online Sales Taxes?

March 13, 2018

Inversions under the New Tax Law

March 13, 2018

Lessons from the 2002 Bush Steel Tariffs

March 12, 2018

Will Lawmakers Finally Decide the Fate of Tax Extenders?

March 12, 2018

Correct Decision to Exempt Canada and Mexico Assures that New Tariffs Won’t Work as Planned

March 9, 2018

Tax Reform Isn’t Done

March 8, 2018

Tax Reform Bill Will Raise Interest Rates. Good or Bad?

March 7, 2018

States Explore Taxing Carried Interest

March 6, 2018

Getting “Real” by Indexing Capital Gains for Inflation

March 6, 2018

New Tariff Plan Could Cost States $9 Billion

March 6, 2018

It’s Tariff Time: What Can Adam Smith Teach Us About Trade Policy Today?

March 2, 2018

President Trump Announces Two Steep Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

March 2, 2018