Who Loses Most? The Impact of Taxes and Transfers on Retirement Incomes

17 Pages Posted: 20 Nov 2014

Date Written: November 13, 2014

Abstract

Low income seniors face extremely heavy tax burdens across Canada, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Who Loses Most? The Impact of Taxes and Transfers on Retirement Incomes,” authors Finn Poschmann and Alexandre Laurin show that seniors can be hit hard by taxes and benefit clawbacks in retirement.

Keywords: Fiscal Policy and Tax Competitiveness, Retirement, Seniors

JEL Classification: H21, H24

Suggested Citation

Poschmann, Finn and Laurin, Alexandre, Who Loses Most? The Impact of Taxes and Transfers on Retirement Incomes (November 13, 2014). C.D. Howe Institute e-brief 189. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2526938 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2526938

Finn Poschmann (Contact Author)

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada
416-865-1904 (Phone)
416-865-1866 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.cdhowe.org

Alexandre Laurin

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://www.cdhowe.org

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