Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

  • The Tax Policy Center is a joint venture of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution. It is made up of nationally recognized experts in tax, budget, and social policy who have served at the highest levels of government.

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What We Do

TPC provides timely, accessible analysis and facts about tax policy to policymakers, journalists, citizens, and researchers. The following are its major products

  • Model estimates: The TPC Microsimulation Model produces revenue and distribution estimates for the latest tax proposals and bills. More information about the tax model is available in the overview and a detailed methodology paper.

  • Library: Research by TPC staff is disseminated in a variety of publications, including two TPC series: Issues and Options briefs and Discussion papers. The TPC also has regular columns in Tax Notes magazine.

  • Tax Facts: The Tax Facts database compiles facts and figures from government agencies and other sources.

  • The Tax Policy Briefing Book: A Citizens' Guide for the 2012 Election and Beyond "A handy primer on how the tax system works."— Tom Herman, Wall Street Journal. A compendium of information on a host of questions likely to be addressed during the 2008 presidential election debate and beyond. This briefing book is intended as a resource for the public, the press, and even the presidential campaigns—in short, for anyone who wants to be well informed about current tax and budget matters.

  • TaxVox: The Tax Policy Center's tax and budget policy blog. Join the discussion on tax legislation, administration, and more.

To learn more please visit taxpolicycenter.org.




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Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

Independent, timely, accessible analyses of current and emerging tax policy issues