Attention Needed: Roth Catch-up Contributions with SECURE Act 2.0

Jackie Stutzman

Following the passage of SECURE Act 2.0, at the end of 2022, plan sponsors are beginning to work closely with their recordkeeper, payroll provider, and advisor to understand the implementation process for various required and optional provisions. One of these provisions affects catch-up contributions for some participants.

The Provision

Section 603 of the SECURE Act 2.0 requires timely attention: catch-up contributions for participants earning over $145,000 must be contributed as Roth. This provision is effective January 1, 2024, and is based on the prior year’s income.

What Does This Mean?

Plans without Roth will not be able to allow their participants over age 50 to make catch-up contributions.

Abbey Street has been busy assisting clients with this Roth component and ensuring the $145,000 threshold is calculated and communicated accurately before the effective date.

Please reach out to an Abbey Street team member today if you would like help understanding or implementing this provision.

Implementation Timeline

To learn more about the SECURE Act 2.0, the 92 provisions, and the impact they may have on your business’s retirement plan, we invite you to connect with our team of experts.


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About The Author

Jackie Stutzman

Jackie oversees Abbey Street’s retirement plan relationships and was named one of the 2021 Top Women Advisors by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA). She earned her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and has years of retirement plan consulting experience.

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