Research Projects Invited: Tax Policy Research Using IRS Data

Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service‘s Joint Statistical Research Program (Statistics of Income Division) invites proposals for its joint statistical research program. Proposals are due Dec. 15, 2014.

Through the Joint Statistical Program, Statistics of Income (SOI), a division of the IRS Research, Analysis, and Statistics office, seeks to enable the use of tax microdata by qualified researchers outside the Federal government. Such research can provide new insights and advance the understanding of the ways that existing tax policies affect individuals, businesses, and the economy. It also can provide new understanding of taxpayer behavior that can aid in the administration of the U.S. tax system. Finally, such research can lead to the development of new datasets useful for future tax administration research, as well as new tabulations that can be released to the public.

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