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Eric Toder

Institute Fellow and Codirector, Tax Policy Center

Before joining Urban, I had a long career in government, including three years as a political appointee heading the staff of tax policy economists in the Treasury Department.  I joined Urban after leaving government service because it is a place where I could continue to do high-quality research on important issues, surrounded by great colleagues.  I value the commitment to nonpartisan and independent analysis, and the encouragement Urban provides to seek better ways of communicating research findings and basic facts about the economy and policy issues to non-technical audiences.

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New York Times's Room for Debate: The United States has one of the world's highest corporate tax rates, but many large US corporations pay little US tax. The main problem is that it is hard for one country to tax entities that transcend national boundaries. A better approach would tax...

February 3, 2011
Eric Toder
Brief

New York Times' Room for Debate: The United States has one of the world's highest corporate tax rates, but many large U.S. corporations pay little U.S. tax. Eliminating special interest loopholes could pay for some, but not much reduction in the corporate rate. The main problem is that it...

February 3, 2011
Eric Toder
Research report

We link below to distribution tables for the tax reform proposal put forward by the Bipartisan Policy Center Debt Reduction Task Force on November 17, 2010. We provide estimates for the plan as it would look in 2022, 10 years after its proposed enactment, evaluated at 2018 income levels. We...

November 17, 2010
Eric Toder
Research report

Originally posted November 16, 2010. Updated on November 18, 2010, to include analyses in which only the income tax expenditures are eliminated but payroll tax expenditures remain. Updated again on November 24, 2010, to include an additional option that would retain 80 percent of the tax...

November 10, 2010
Eric ToderDaniel Baneman
Research report

Provisions in the tax law that benefit families with children include the child tax credit, personal exemptions for dependent children, the earned income tax credit, availability of head of household filing status, the child and dependent care credit, and tuition tax credits and deductions for...

November 5, 2010
Eric Toder
Research report

Corporate level income taxes encourage the outflow of capital and the shifting of reported profits to other jurisdictions. The outflow of capital shifts some of the burden of the tax from owners of capital to workers. In contrast, individual level taxes on corporate income lower the after-tax...

May 19, 2010
Rosanne AltshulerBenjamin H. HarrisEric Toder
Research report

The value of the tax preference for pensions depends on the marginal tax schedule and on the tax treatment of income from assets held outside a pension account. We find that changes in U.S. tax law, especially the reduction in tax rates on capital gains and dividends, but also the decline in...

May 19, 2010
Gary T. BurtlessEric Toder
Research report

In 2011, the U.S. government will spend over $1 trillion on tax expenditures. These programs often fly under the radar of media and public opinion. This paper discusses obstacles to subjecting tax expenditures to the same scrutiny as direct outlays and offers some recommendations for...

April 22, 2010
Lily L. BatchelderEric Toder
Research report

This report examines the effects of imposing a new value added tax (VAT) in the United States and using the revenue raised to lower payroll tax and corporate income tax rates. We summarize how different forms of VAT operate and compare how a VAT, payroll tax, and corporate income treat different...

April 7, 2010
Joseph RosenbergEric Toder

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