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Future Taxes on Pension Savings as a Government Asset

Research Report by Jenna Robbins, Michael Veall

In this article Jenna Robbins and Michael R. Veall attempt to evaluate the revenues the Canadian government can expect to gain as a result of investors choosing to withdraw funds from their Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) and Registered Pension Plans (RPPs). The authors point out that much of the debate about fiscal policy is framed by the debt, and too little attention given to rising assets. To “the asset side,” Veall and Robbins add what they estimate is around $200 billion of RRSP and RPP accumulations, which are rarely accounted for (as of 1999).

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Author(s): Jenna Robbins; Michael Veall;
Publisher: C.D. Howe Institute [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2002; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: National;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / Fiscal & Budgetary / Tax Policy
Policy Articles / Monetary & Capital Management / Pensions
Policy Articles / Fiscal & Budgetary
Policy Articles / Monetary & Capital Management
Policy Articles / Fiscal & Budgetary / Tax Policy / 2002
Policy Articles / Monetary & Capital Management / Pensions / 2002

Keywords / Tags:

RRSP; RRP; debt; assets; budget; interest;