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Eric Toder

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The tax subsidy for employer-sponsored health insurance is huge. Not only are the premiums exempt from income tax, they are also immune from Social Security payroll tax. The two subsidies combined will add more than $1.6 trillion to the deficit over the next five years alone. But because that
May 8, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In an important new paper , Eric Toder of the Tax Policy Center and Alan Viard of the American Enterprise Institute say that corporate tax reforms now being debated in Congress fall far short of solving the widespread problems with the levy. Rather than merely lowering rates and tinkering with tax
April 4, 2014Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Who benefits the most from the tax subsidy for municipal bonds? The easy answer is: Rich people who buy most of the tax-free paper. That’s...
October 29, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Because politicians seem unwilling to confront specific individual tax preferences, it is likely that any broad-based tax reform will be based on across-the-board curbs on...
July 10, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Max Baucus and Dave Camp, leaders of the Senate and House tax-writing committees, are on the road promoting tax simplification. One goal: cleaning out the...
July 8, 2013Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The other day, President Obama proposed a modest and largely aspirational plan to respond to climate change. Unlike some of his past efforts, it did...
July 1, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It has become conventional wisdom in Washington that the just-announced retirement of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) boosts chances for tax reform in...
April 25, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It is an article of faith at the White House and among some congressional Republicans that while individual tax reform may be off the table...
April 2, 2013Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Can the income tax fund the government we seem to want? Probably not. Will lawmakers create a revenue system that will? Not anytime soon. That...
February 5, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
My Tax Policy Center colleague Eric Toder and I are mystified by how unRepublican the House GOP’s Small Business Tax Cut Act really is. Sure,...
April 24, 2012Howard Gleckman