For 75 years, hardworking Americans and their families had easy access to U.S. Savings Bonds. Starting in 2009, savings bonds became even more accessible to families with an ability to purchase them directly on the tax form. 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 with no guarantee from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, 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 opportunities to save is imperative. For many Americans, tax-time refunds offer a modest lump sum from which to save. D2D and the Savings Bond Working Group launched the Keep Bonds Easy advocacy campaign to compel the U.S. Department of the Treasury to preserve the ability for Americans to purchase U.S. savings bonds on the tax form beyond 2013, so that all Americans continue to enjoy equal and unfettered access to this easy, convenient, safe, and giftable saving opportunity.
We need your help to ensure that the U.S. Treasury maintains its commitment to universal access to tax-time savings bonds and continues to protect access to this easy, convenient, and safe saving opportunity.
U.S. Department of Treasury:
Protect the future of tax-time savings bonds. Don’t allow access to tax-time savings bonds to expire in 2013. We want to continue to save in U.S. Savings Bonds at tax-time, to save for our children, for emergencies, for our retirement, and for our financial security.