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Retirement Tax Benefits Exacerbate Racial Inequities
In a recent report co-authored with University of Chicago Professor Daniel Hemel, I described how our retirement tax system favors the rich disproportionately. But it’s...
August 24, 2021
Steven M. Rosenthal
TPC Launches A New Resource For Understanding Tax Expenditures
Would you be surprised to learn that in addition to the $1.3 trillion the federal government will spend on Medicare, Medicaid , and related health...
January 28, 2020
Individual Retirement Accounts Should Be For…Retirement
The House and Senate unveiled similar bipartisan retirement savings bills this week. Among the differences: The House bill would let you use IRA funds for having a baby.
April 4, 2019
How Government Tax And Transfer Policy Promotes Wealth Inequality
Federal tax and spending policies are worsening the problem of economic inequality. But the tax breaks that overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy are only part of...
February 5, 2019
C. Eugene Steuerle
TPC Is Improving Its Modeling Of Five Tax Expenditures
In a new initiative, the Tax Policy Center is improving its modeling of five key tax expenditures: the tax treatment of pass-through entities, charitable giving,...
December 18, 2018
Mark J. Mazur
The House GOP’s “Other” Tax Cut: Yet Another Savings Subsidy
While the House-passed plan to make permanent the individual tax cuts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is getting the most attention, the...
October 1, 2018
Treasury Should Review IRA Minimum Distribution Tables But Changes Would Help Few Seniors
President Trump last week asked the Treasury Department to review the rules surrounding Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) for traditional Individual Retirement Accounts and 401(k) plans...
September 7, 2018
Keeping Your Eyes on the Tax-Advantaged Prize
Or: The Case of the Powerball Ticket and myRA
Why would sensible people buy lottery tickets, where their chances of coming away with big bucks are vanishingly small, but be so reluctant to contribute to retirement savings?
September 6, 2017
How economists eliminate taxes on your retirement income
Let’s face it. Economists just see the world differently than everybody else. Take, for example, the question of whether Individual Retirement Accounts are tax-free or...
June 15, 2016
The Case of the Questionable Tax Incentive: Women and Retirement Savings
Twenty years ago, I turned 25 and earned my first raise. My older sister gave me some great advice: “When you get a raise always...
November 4, 2015
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