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Transforming Federal and State Retirement Tax Deductions

Teresa Ghilarducci () and Ismael Cid-Martinez
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Ismael Cid-Martinez: Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA), http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org

No 2015-02, SCEPA working paper series. from Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA), The New School

Abstract: Published in the Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review, this paper discusses how the United States' system of voluntary, tax-favored retirement accounts has failed to produce adequate retirement savings. It recommends switching the ineffective and regressive system of tax deductions for contributions to qualified retirement accounts to providing every American with a tax credit. This revenue-neutral policy change would provide an equitable and effective means of ensuring that all working Americans have retirement savings.

Keywords: Retirement; 401(k); Tax; Deductions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 E21 H55 J26 J32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 23 pages
Date: 2015-06
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-age, nep-mac, nep-pbe and nep-pub
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