Proposals to modify the taxation of Social Security benefits: options and distributional effects.

@article{Pattison1993ProposalsTM,
  title={Proposals to modify the taxation of Social Security benefits: options and distributional effects.},
  author={D. R. M. Pattison and Douglas E. Harrington},
  journal={Social security bulletin},
  year={1993},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={3-21}
}
This article presents simulation estimates of the income-distributional effects in 1994 of several proposals to modify the taxation of Social Security benefits under the Federal personal income tax. Under the benefit-taxation provisions that have been in effect since 1984, up to 50 percent of benefits are included in taxable income for taxpayers with incomes above certain thresholds. In 1994 about 20 percent of beneficiary families will pay a larger income tax as a result of these provisions… CONTINUE READING
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