Richard joined ITEP as an intern in the summer of 2010 and was promoted to the position of Senior Policy Analyst in 2015. He works on a wide range of federal tax policy issues, with a focus on corporate tax policy and refundable credits. He is a co-author of ITEP’s groundbreaking report “The Sorry State of Corporate Taxes: 2008-2012,” as well as two recent reports on the need to make temporary expansions of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit permanent.
Prior to joining ITEP, Richard made his way through the progressive policy world as an intern at places like the Center for American Progress, Taxpayers for Common Sense, and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He holds Bachelors Degrees in both Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies (Communications, Law, Economics, and Government) and a Masters Degree in Public Policy (with a focus in Public Financial Management) from American University. Richard hails from Frederick, MD and currently resides in Washington, DC.
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One simple rule should drive the nation’s international tax policies: tax the offshore profits of American companies the same way their domestic profits are taxed. The latest legislation to approach that ideal is the Per-Country Minimum Act (H.R. 6015), from Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR). The DeFazio bill closes the loophole that allows corporations to use foreign tax credits to shelter profits in tax havens from U.S. taxes. No other bill addresses this.
ITEP's Senior Policy Analyst Richard Phillips Remarks at Facebook Shareholders Meeting in Favor of Tax Principles Resolution
Read the Remarks in PDF Listen to Webcast of Shareholders Meeting (Richard's remarks begin at 21:20) My name is Richard…