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Tax Policy, Lump-Sum Pension Distributions, and Household Saving

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    Discusses the Tax Reform Act of 1986 and the ten percent penalty on lump-sum pension distributions that are not "rolled over" into tax-deferred instruments by younger recipient (under 55). Discusses the different effects on recipients in different income brackets.

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    Article provided by National Tax Association in its journal National Tax Journal.

    Volume (Year): 49 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 235-49

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    Handle: RePEc:ntj:journl:v:49:y:1996:i:no._2:p:235-49

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    1. Engelhardt, Gary V., 2003. "Reasons for job change and the disposition of pre-retirement lump-sum pension distributions," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 81(3), pages 333-339, December.
    2. Bassett, William F. & Fleming, Michael J. & Rodrigues, Anthony P., 1998. "How Workers Use 401(k) Plans: The Participation, Contribution, and Withdrawal Decisions," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association, vol. 51(n. 2), pages 263-89, June.
    3. Robert Argento & Victoria L. Bryant & John Sabelhaus, 2013. "Early withdrawals from retirement accounts during the Great Recession," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2013-22, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
    4. Eric M. Engen & William G. Gale & John Karl Scholz, 1996. "The Illusory Effects of Saving Incentives on Saving," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 10(4), pages 113-138, Fall.
    5. Robert L. Clark & Melinda S. Morrill & David Vanderweide, 2012. "Defined Benefit Pension Plan Distribution Decisions by Public Sector Employees," NBER Working Papers 18488, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    6. Samwick, Andrew A., 1998. "Tax Reform and Target Saving," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association, vol. 51(n. 3), pages 621-35, September.
    7. Burman, L.E. & Coe, N.B. & Dworsky, M. & Gale, W.G., 2008. "Effects of Public Policies on the Disposition of Pre-retirement Lump-Sum Distributions: Rational and Behavioral Influences," Discussion Paper 2008-94, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
    8. Andrew A. Samwick & Jonathan Skinner, 2004. "How Will 401(k) Pension Plans Affect Retirement Income?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 94(1), pages 329-343, March.
    9. Eric M. Engen & William G. Gale & John Karl Scholz, 1996. "The Effects of Tax-Based Saving Incentives On Saving and Wealth," NBER Working Papers 5759, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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