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Latest commit 1458a6c Mar 17, 2017 @jdebacker jdebacker committed on GitHub Merge pull request #142 from PeterDSteinberg/fix-conda-recipe-b
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References complete w task of adding land and inventories Aug 25, 2016
btax fix imports for python 3; fix recipe Mar 9, 2017
conda.recipe fix imports for python 3; fix recipe Mar 9, 2017
.gitattributes use versioneer in;better output table naming Aug 30, 2016
.gitignore adding exceptions to .gitignore Aug 29, 2016
.travis.yml Assert that Travis CI uses latest taxcalc release Dec 16, 2016 fix missing newline in Oct 25, 2016 Update Oct 18, 2016
conda-requirements.txt add pytest to conda-requirements.txt Sep 8, 2016
setup.cfg use versioneer in;better output table naming Aug 30, 2016 simplify directories; install data files Jul 26, 2016


The model

B-Tax is a model used to evaluate the effect of taxation on investment incentives.


The model is currently under development. Users should be forewarned that the model components could change significantly. Therefore, there is NO GUARANTEE OF ACCURACY. THE CODE SHOULD NOT CURRENTLY BE USED FOR PUBLICATIONS, JOURNAL ARTICLES, OR RESEARCH PURPOSES. Essentially, you should assume the calculations are unreliable until we finish the code re-architecture and have checked the results against other existing implementations of the tax code. The package will have released versions, which will be checked against existing code prior to release. Stay tuned for an upcoming release!


  • Clone this repo
  • From the cloned repo:
    • source activate webapp # see instructions in the webapp-public repo
    • conda install --file conda-requirements.txt # ensure you have xlrd
    • python install
    • run-btax # console entry point

B-Tax Model Contributors

  • Jason DeBacker
  • Ben Gardner

Citing the B-Tax Model

DeBacker, Jason, and Ben Gardner (2016), B-Tax (Version 0.1)[Source code],