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Secure Act 2.0 - A Tax Law Update

The words Secure Tax Act Two Point Oh and Tax Law Update are shown over a photo of the U.S. capitol building.

We thought you would want to know about a potential change in tax law that could become effective this year. Earlier today, with a vote of 414 to 5, the House of Representatives passed the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022, H.R. 2954, which has been dubbed the “Secure Act 2.0.”


The follow-up bill to the Secure Act of 2019 now moves to the Senate for a vote, where additional changes could be made. It’s important to note that there are items in the bill that could potentially impact taxpayers as early as this year.


The first important proposed change is an increase in the maximum catch-up contribution limits to IRAs for those that are age 62, 63, or 64. This limit would move up to $10,000 per year. The most important proposed change this year is the increase in age for starting Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) to 73 for this year. This would mean that if you turn 72 in 2022, next year—rather than this year—would be the first year in which you must start taking your RMDs.


Again, this bill has only passed in the House and has not been signed into law. But, depending on your age and circumstances, we would encourage you to reach out to us to discuss what action you should be taking and how this potentially impacts your financial plan going forward. We will be updating you as more develops on this subject.


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