Research Report Automatic Enrollment in IRAs: Costs and Benefits
Benjamin H. Harris, Rachel M. Johnson
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To encourage better retirement saving, President Obama recently proposed policies that would require firms without retirement savings plans to automatically enroll their workers in IRAs. In addition, the president proposed an expansion of the Saver's Credit to be fully refundable and available to middle-income taxpayers. This report estimates the revenue costs and distributional effects of the president's proposals.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Aging and retirement Taxes and budgets
Tags Fiscal policy Pensions Individual taxes Federal budget and economy Retirement policy
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center