Bonvenberg, A. Lans
June 1989
National Tax Journal;Jun89, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p123
Academic Journal
This paper surveys how tax policy affects the level and allocation of national saving in the United States. It argues that the effect of taxes on the overall private saving level is relatively small and uncertain and that raising public saving is the most direct and efficient way to raise national saving. However, the tax system has a powerful impact on the composition of savings and investment. The paper suggests various specific tax measures that would not only raise revenue but also enhance the efficiency of savings and investment.


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