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.
Resources on the Tax Policy Center's Microsimulation Model
The following pages provide material that may aid in the interpretation and understanding of Tax Policy Center estimates.
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- Explanation of baselines
Detailed definitions of TPC's current law and current policy baselines.
- Income breaks for distribution tables
Income levels that define different percentile ranges of the income distribution for all years covered by the tables, with ranges provided for three income measures: cash income, economic income, and adjusted gross income (AGI).
- Interpreting dividend relief estimates
The Tax Policy Center's method for calculating estimates of the tax relief afforded by the 2003 tax cuts and recommendations for how those estimates should be interpreted.
Answers to common questions about the Tax Policy Center's tax simulation model, the estimates it generates, and the organization of tables in the Center's database.
Legislation and Tax Reform Proposals
Presidential Elections and Transitions
- Federal Budget
Descriptive information about the current budget situation, historical statistics, and examination of long-run budgetary issues