Will There Be a Delay on Roth Catch-Up Contributions for Age 50+ High Income Earners?
As you might recall from our executive summary report, the SECURE 2.0 Act included several important changes to retirement plan rules. One of those changes, scheduled to take effect in plan years beginning on or after 01/01/2024, involves high-income earners making age 50+ catch-up contributions. Currently, anyone age 50+ can elect to make catch-up contributions as pre-tax or Roth. The Act requires catch-up contributions for anyone who earns $145,000+ in 2023 (indexed in future years) to be made as Roth contributions. There was also a technical error in The Act language that could inadvertently eliminate the ability of anyone to make catch-up contributions altogether.