Principled Research.

Insightful Analysis.

Engaged Experts.

We’re America’s Leading Voice on Tax Policy

Our nonpartisan brand and trusted analysis makes the Tax Foundation the go-to source for tax policy insight and data. From the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) to pro-growth tax reform at the state level, the Tax Foundation has proven that we are the group getting things done. Our unique combination of nonpartisan analysis, trusted data, and cutting-edge marketing strategies places us at the forefront of the national tax debate. Our impact cuts across the spectrum of tax policy and is frequently cited in the world’s top news outlets.

2019 Annual Report


2019 by the Numbers

Media Citations

18,494

TV & Radio Mentions

2,091

Countries Cited In

93

Website Pageviews

16,364,445

Report Downloads

538,637

Social Media Impressions

19,226,800

Media Citations per $100,000 of Revenue, 2019

Total Media Citations on Tax Policy, 2019

Driving the Presidential Tax Debate

Our timely and accessible analysis, driven by our powerful Taxes & Growth (TAG) dynamic scoring model, was the go-to source for understanding presidential tax plans in 2019.

Tax Foundation experts frequently appear on national television to discuss major tax proposals.

Online Views of Analysis

223,012

Social Media Shares

17,121

Media Citations

3,967

Educating America’s Leaders

Every year we invest in the future of sound tax policy by instilling our principled, data-driven approach to pro-growth tax reform in legislators and their staffs on Capitol Hill.

We reach a broad legislative audience through official testimony, conferences, and briefings.

Meetings with Capitol Hill Offices

78

Educational Briefings

14

Testimonies Before Congress

2

Sparking Tax Competition Around the World

Too often, other countries are laboratories for harmful tax policies, like the wealth tax, that make their way to the U.S. In 2019, we expanded our reach throughout the world to push back on anti-growth tax narratives and spark tax competition with our International Tax Competitiveness Index.

Our experts deliver briefings on sound, pro-growth tax policy around the world.

Countries Cited In

93

Media Citations Abroad

3,367

International Tax Competitiveness Index Views

61,556

Making Tax Policy Bipartisan

Our 82nd annual dinner, fondly called Tax Prom, brought together hundreds of the tax community’s best and brightest for a night of bipartisan celebration, something all too rare in Washington, D.C.

Our 2019 Distinguished Service Award was presented to Thomas Barthold for his impeccable nonpartisanship in leading the Joint Committee on Taxation.

Total Attendees

659

Members of Congress & the Administration

18

Congressional Staffers

219

Our State Team is Making Waves in Your State

Our tailored, on-the-ground approach to state tax policy, paired with tools like the State Business Tax Climate Index, has increased tax competitiveness among the states and helped advance a pro-growth tax reform agenda coast to coast.

Major Tax Bill Passed

Testified or Presented

Major Publication Released

More About Us

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.