Center for Federal Tax Policy

Taxes and Economic Growth

The Tax Foundation’s Taxes and Growth Model is a tax scoring model that evaluates the impact taxes have on the economy. The TAG Model estimates the impact tax changes have on wages, jobs, cost of capital, distribution of income, federal revenue, and the overall size of the economy. This information helps Members of Congress, journalists, and citizens better understand tax proposals.


Featured Research

Details and Analysis of Former Vice President Biden’s Tax Proposals

April 29, 2020

Analysis of the Cost-of-Living Refund Act of 2019

March 6, 2019

Decomposing a Dynamic Revenue Estimate

July 30, 2018

Making the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Individual Income Tax Provisions Permanent

July 10, 2018

Preliminary Details and Analysis of the Senate’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

November 10, 2017

Economic and Budgetary Impact of Temporary Expensing

October 4, 2017


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