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Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber
Executive Summary For the last five years, the U.S. economy has struggled with high unemployment and anemic growth. Despite recent improvements, the national unemployment rate...
As the debate about how to resolve pressing budget and tax issues continues, policymakers must confront a host of decisions. One of the key issues to decide is the fate of the tax rates on income, dividends and capital gains which were enacted during the 2001-2005 period. The ACCF presents this Special Report to help policymakers, the public and the media understand the short and long run consequences of raising tax rates on dividends.
As the debate on federal tax reform continues, the ACCF Center for Policy Research (CPR) presents this Special Report to further the debate and highlight the effect of increased federal tax rates on long-term individual capital gains tax rates when both the federal, state and, in some cases, local tax rates are combined.
This report looks at the existing literature on behavioral economics, which has traditionally focused on the accumulation phase of retirement planning, and con- siders the applicability of some of its findings to the payout phase in order to understand how guaranteed lifetime income can be made a natural part of the retirement decision for individuals at varying income levels.
This report investigates the current trends in the annuities market and their importance for the aging population.