May 2011 Archive

GAO report -- who benefits from retirement plan tax incentives?

May 11, 2011

On April 29, 2011, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report PRIVATE PENSIONS Some Key Features Lead to an Uneven Distribution of Benefits. The report explicitly addresses issues that critics have raised, focusing on the issues of who benefits from current retirement savings tax incentives and whether the incentives achieve certain goals, including increased retirement plan formation. In this article we review the report in detail. Read More

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