TITLE

TAX POLICY AND NATIONAL SAVING IN THE UNITED STATES: A SURVEY

AUTHOR(S)
Bonvenberg, A. Lans
PUB. DATE
June 1989
SOURCE
National Tax Journal;Jun89, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p123
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
4584890

 

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