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Reforming tax incentives to promote private savings for retirement
Brief from the Security and Opportunity Agenda
The Century Foundation
2 Aug 2006 United States Taxation, Savings, Pension Reform, Pensioners & Retirement
A report from the Century Foundation has found that the complex set of tax breaks in the tax code, which are intended to encourage household saving for retirement, "violate almost every standard of good policy: they are enormously complicated, costly, and ineffective." The research also points out that the current policy mostly benefits the wealthy. It proposes three straightforward reforms that would better target incentives to the families who need them most: consolidating the more than twenty tax breaks for retirement saving into two or three; converting all the tax deductions into tax credits that are refundable; and focusing tax breaks on the first $3,000 of retirement savings per year.

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