Encouraging savings through tax-preferred accounts

Maffini, Giorgia (2007) Encouraging savings through tax-preferred accounts. OECD Tax Policy Studies, 15 (2). pp. 1-130.

Abstract

To boost their domestic saving rate, many OECD countries have introduced savings accounts that offer tax advantages, called tax-preferred savings accounts. This report describes and analyses various tax-preferred savings accounts, excluding pension-related accounts, in a cross-section of 11 OECD countries. Based on a comparison of results, the report then answers the following questions: (1) which income groups benefit the most from these accounts; (2) to what extent do these accounts generate additional savings; and (3) how much tax revenue is foregone due to these accounts. Based on the findings, the report also suggests measures on how to improve the effectiveness of tax-preferred savings accounts.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: taxation
Subject(s): Taxation
Centre: Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation
Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 15:19
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:07
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/3470

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