H.R. 1406 (102nd): Savings and Investment Incentive Act of 1991

Mar 12, 1991 (102nd Congress, 1991–1992)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 1731 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 11, 1991

James “Jake” Pickle
Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 5006 (103rd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 20, 1994

H.R. 1731 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 11, 1991


This bill was introduced on March 12, 1991, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 12, 1991
Referred to Committee Mar 12, 1991
Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage savings and investment through individual retirement accounts, and for other purposes.


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269 cosponsors (140D, 127R, 1R, 1D) (show)

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Savings and Investment Incentive Act of 1991 -
Title I - Retirement Savings Incentives
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to remove the limitations on deductions for individual retirement plans and provides a cost-of-living adjustment for deductible amounts. Establishes special individual retirement accounts that are nondeductible. Makes such accounts nontaxable if earnings on contributions are held for at least five years. Applies the early withdrawal penalty to distributions made before the end of the five year-period.
Title II - Penalty-Free Distributions
Provides exemptions from the ten-percent penalty on early withdrawals from individual retirement plans for: (1) first home purchases; (2) higher education expenses; and (2) financially devastating medical expenses.

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