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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The Heritage Foundation, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), and the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) routinely disagree on a wide range of policy issues, but a recent Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee hearing revealed they all agree that the continual and unpaid-for extension of temporary tax breaks needs to end.
Statement of Richard Phillips, Senior Policy Analyst Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy Before the Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy Hearing on “Post Tax Reform Evaluation of Recently Expired Tax Provisions”