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Options to Reform the Deduction for Home Mortgage Interest (Research Report)
Chenxi LuJoseph RosenbergEric Toder

Taxpayers can currently deduct interest on up to $1 million in acquisition debt used to buy, build, or improve their primary residence or a second designated residence. They can also deduct interest on up to $100,000 in home equity loans or other loans secured by their properties, regardless of the purpose of loans. This brief considers three proposals for restructuring the mortgage interest deduction: replacing the deduction with a 15 percent non-refundable interest credit, reducing the ceiling on debt eligible for an interest subsidy to $500,000, and combining the substitution of the credit for the deduction with the reduced limit on the interest subsidy.

Published: 12/08/15
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Taxing Carbon and Recycling the Revenue: Who Wins and Loses? (Article/Tax Facts)
Donald MarronEric ToderLydia Austin

This Tax Fact explores the distributional impact of taxing carbon dioxide to combat climate change and in recycling the revenues into tax cuts.

Published: 11/30/15
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Distributional Impact of Repealing the Excise Tax on High-Cost Health Plans (Methodology Report)
Gordon MerminEric Toder

TPC has estimated the distributional impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac tax” in 2018 and 2025. While the average tax cut increases with income throughout the distribution, the middle and fourth income quintiles receive the largest share of the tax benefit compared with their shares of after-tax income.

Published: 07/23/15
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Analysis of Bipartisan Policy Center Cadillac Tax Replacement Option (Research Report)
Gordon MerminEric Toder

The Bipartisan Policy Center asked TPC to estimate a proposal to replace the excise tax on high-cost health insurance plans with a limit on the exclusion for employer-provided health benefits and repeal of medical flexible spending accounts. TPC estimates the BPC proposal would increase revenues in the near term, but lose revenues over the long-term. In 2025, the BPC option that is effective in 2017 would impose the largest increased tax burdens as a share of after-tax income on households in the middle and fourth income quintiles.

Published: 07/17/15
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Taxing Carbon: What, Why, and How (Document)
Donald MarronEric ToderLydia Austin

The case for a carbon tax is strong. A well-designed tax could efficiently reduce the emissions that cause climate change and encourage innovation in cleaner technologies. The resulting revenue could finance tax reductions, spending priorities, or deficit reduction—policies that could offset the tax’s distributional and economic burdens, improve the environment, or otherwise improve Americans’ well-being. But moving a carbon tax from the whiteboard to reality is challenging. To help policymakers, analysts, and the public address those challenges, this report examines the what, why, and how of implementing a carbon tax and using the revenue it would generate.

Published: 06/25/15
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Expiring Provisions With Perpetual Life (Article/Tax Facts)
Lydia AustinEric Toder

Many of the most expensive “temporary” tax extenders have been extended numerous times in the past.

Published: 05/21/15
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Tax Reform and Small Business (Testimony)
Eric Toder

Eric Toder testified about tax reform and small business, before the House Committee on Small Business on April 15, 2015.

Published: 04/15/15
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Lessons the United States Can Learn From Other Countries' Territorial Systems for Taxing Income of Multinational Corporations (Research Report)
Rosanne AltshulerStephen ShayEric Toder

The United States has a worldwide system that taxes the dividends its resident multinational corporations receive from their foreign affiliates, while most other countries have territorial systems that exempt these dividends. This report examines the experience of four countries – two with long-standing territorial systems and two that have recently eliminated taxation of repatriated dividends. We find that the reasons for maintaining or introducing dividend exemption systems varied greatly among them and do not necessarily apply to the United States. Moreover, classification of tax systems as worldwide or territorial does not adequately capture differences in how countries tax foreign-source income.

Published: 01/21/15
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Corporate Tax is Broken and Needs Major Surgery (Commentary)
Eric ToderAlan Viard

In a contribution to the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch Inc., Eric Toder and Alan Viard argue that recent highly publicized tax avoidance transactions by U.S. corporations reflect basic flaws in how we tax the income of multinational corporations, and that proposed reforms that maintain current definitions of corporate residence and source won’t fix the underlying problems. They propose two fundamental structural reforms – seeking international agreement on rules for allocating the income of multinational corporations among countries, or scrapping the U.S. corporate income tax entirely and replacing it with taxation at ordinary income rates of dividends and accrued gains of U.S. resident shareholders.

Published: 08/06/14
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How To Stop Corporations From Fleeing U.S. Tax Laws (Commentary)
Eric Toder

In a contribution to The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch, Eric Toder explains why corporations expatriate from the United States and argues that they will continue to do so until Congress addresses the fundamental flaws in the corporate income tax. He then provides some possible solutions to end the erosion of the U.S. corporate tax base.

Published: 07/28/14
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