Help us achieve a world where the tax code doesn't stand in the way of success.
The Tax Foundation is the nation’s leading independent tax policy nonprofit. Since 1937, our principled research, insightful analysis, and engaged experts have informed smarter tax policy at the federal, state, and global levels. For over 80 years, our goal has remained the same: to improve lives through tax policies that lead to greater economic growth and opportunity.
Join the Fight for Sound Tax Policy
Tax policy impacts us every day. From where we live, to the things we buy, and how we plan for our futures, the taxes we pay influence it all. That is where the Tax Foundation makes a difference.
The full cost of a tax system is more than simply the amount of taxes paid. It also includes the cost of tax planning and paperwork. The IRS estimates Americans spend 6.6 billion hours per year filling out tax forms—including 1.6 billion hours on the 1040 form alone.
Your support today ensures that we can continue educating elected officials and all taxpayers about the need for a simpler, fairer tax code.