Thomas Dalton

Professor of Accountancy and Taxation
Thomas Dalton
(619) 260-4102
Office Location
Olin Hall 221
  • PhD, University of Houston, Accounting
  • MS, San Diego State University, Business Administration/Accounting
  • BS, San Diego State University, Environmental Health
Areas of Expertise

Selected Publications

  • Simulating the effect of a flat tax model, CPA Journal
  • Navigating the foreign student filing requirements, Practical Tax Strategies
  • Quantifying the choice between a Roth and traditional IRA, Practical Tax Strategies
  • Retirement at Age 62: Is Receiving Social Security Early Worth It?, The CPA Journal
  • Advising Clients to Buy a College Condo, Practical Tax Strategies


Tom Dalton is a Professor of Accounting and Taxation in University of San Diego School of Business Administration. He served as the SBA Associate Dean from 2000 until 2004 and the SBA Director of Undergraduate Programs from 2009 to 2015. He was designated as the Steber Professor for the 2003-2004 academic year. He has published numerous tax planning articles in professional journals and tax related research studies in academic journals. He is a Certified Public Accountant and, prior to entering academia, was a tax consultant for Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte). Recent consulting activities include expert testimony on educational issues, and individual and business tax planning. He is a Past President of the California Society of CPAs San Diego Chapter. During his career he has taught courses in financial statement analysis, individual tax, corporate tax, partnership tax and retirement planning.


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