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Tax Topics

2009 Tax Stimulus
2012 Election Tax Plans
2015 Budget
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
American Jobs Act of 2011
Brief Description of the Model 2015
Camp Tax Reform Plan
Current-Law Distribution of Taxes
Deficit Reduction Proposals
Distribution of the 2001 - 2008 Tax Cuts
Dynamic Scoring
Earned Income Tax Credit
Economic Stimulus
Education Tax Incentives
Estate and Gift Taxes
Expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts
Explanation of Income Measures 2013
Federal Budget
Fiscal Cliff
Fiscal Crisis
Guide to TPC Tables
Health Insurance Tax Incentives
How to Interpret Distribution Tables 2013
Marriage Penalties
Model FAQ 2013
Model Related Resources and FAQs
Payroll Taxes
Presidential Transition - 2009
Recent Tax Stimulus Legislation
Retirement Saving
Tax Encyclopedia Index
Tax Expenditures
Tax Reform Proposals
TPC’s Methodology for “Off-Model” Revenue Estimates
Value-Added Tax (VAT)
Who Doesn't Pay Federal Taxes?
Working Families

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tax topics

The Tax Policy Center offers a broad range of explanatory and analytical publications, distributional and revenue estimates, and background information on the nation’s most pressing tax issues.


General Resources

  • Interactive Tax Forms
    An interactive tool to learn about what is behind the 1040 and Schedule A tax forms
  • Guide to TPC Tables
    Helpful links to find tables relating to a variety of topics.
  • TPC Calculators
    TPC’s calculators let you see how current tax policy affects real families and how various policy changes would affect the taxes we pay.
  • State and Local Finances Data Query System
    Create your own tables with our state and local finance data query system (SLF-DQS) and find information on revenue collections and spending of state and local governments
  • Tax Encyclopedia Index
    Links to select entries on key tax concepts from the NTA Encyclopedia of Taxation and Tax Policy

Tax Topics


Legislation and Tax Reform Proposals

Presidential Elections and Transitions

Federal Budgets

  • Federal Budget
    Descriptive information about the current budget situation, historical statistics, and examination of long-run budgetary issues