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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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

Congressional Budget Office Projects Spending Growth Will Outpace Revenue Growth

June 28, 2018

Another Look at Reforming the Health Insurance Exclusion

June 27, 2018

The Impact of Trade and Tariffs on the United States

June 27, 2018

New Study Raises Questions about European Commission Proposal to Tax Digital Companies

June 25, 2018

New Budget Resolution Gives Hope for Phase Two of Tax Reform

June 22, 2018

Reforming the Pass-Through Deduction

June 21, 2018

Gillibrand’s Financial Transactions Tax: A Retread of Bad Ideas

June 20, 2018