Tax Time Savings
For 75 years, hardworking Americans and their families had easy access to U.S. savings bonds. The elimination of paper bonds in the U.S. Savings Bond program has made it harder for Americans to access these tried-and-true savings tools and threatens the long-term survival of the tax-time savings bond policy. At a time when the Great Recession has ravaged personal savings, rendered many jobless, and seen incomes of American workers decline, access to savings opportunities is imperative. In response, D2D and the Savings Bond Working Group launched the Keep Bonds Easy savings bond advocacy campaign to encourage the U.S. Department of the Treasury to preserve access to tax-time savings bonds beyond 2013, so that all Americans continue to enjoy equal and unfettered access to this easy, convenient, and safe saving opportunity.