Tax Policy 101

Everyone can benefit from learning more about the taxes we pay and their impact on the world around us. Unfortunately, tax policy can be complex. Our goal is to make sure understanding it isn’t.

Our “Tax Policy 101” resources cover all the fundamentals, from the basic tax types and how much revenue they raise to their impact on the economy and human behavior. Together, the primers below form a curriculum, appropriate for everyone from high school students to legislative staffers who want to know more about the tax code and how to make it better.

You can explore the primers for free, below. For more information about the principles that guide sound tax policy and all Tax Foundation analysis, click here.