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Retirement pros have questions for candidates

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I asked top retirement and aging policy experts this question: "If you could pose one question in a presidential debate to the Republican and Democratic nominees, what would it be?"

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Tax Reform Will Shape Pension Agenda; Significant Regulations Expected in 2012

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Congress will pass no major retirement plan legislation in 2012, but the tax treatment of employment-based retirement benefits almost certainly will be part of any tax code overhaul in 2013—for which ideas and positions will become cemented in 2012— according to practitioners interviewed by BNA.

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5 ways to improve the U.S. retirement system

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U.S. has 10th best pension system of 14 countries studied.

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Are Democrats Eyeing 401(k)s, IRAs for Tax Hit?

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Is your 401(k) safe from the tax man? That's a question that might be worth asking, as the congressional "supercommittee" scrambles to find $1.5 trillion in additional deficit cuts.

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Changes Could Lead Millions to Abandon Retirement Plans

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The government officials considering changes to how retirement savings vehicles such as 401(k)s work may want to note a survey this year by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

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Proposed Retirement Plan Overhaul Faces Skepticism at Tax Reform Hearing

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Employee benefits experts testifying before the Senate Finance Committee on Sept.

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Retirement experts clash over tax breaks for 401(k) plans

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Some want to boost the deferral limit – others want to do away with it

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401(k) savings proposal gets cold shoulder from panel

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A proposal to replace the current tax deductions for 401(k) plans and IRAs with a flat tax credit got a chilly reception before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday as panel members and pension experts defended the plans and the incentives for employers to provide them.

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Senate Panel Hears Sharp Disagreement on Improving Retirement Savings

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Proposals ranged from substantial changes in the current system to adjustments that would not alter it drastically

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Baucus Urges Minimizing Costs in Retirement Savings Proposals

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Proposals seeking to increase workers’ retirement savings by making adjustments to the U.S. tax code should weigh the costs of such shifts, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus said in a hearing held by the panel in Washington.

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