Secure 2.0 Raises Roth IRA Contribution Limits The Secure Act 2.0, passed in late December, includes provisions that will make the tax-free savings of a Roth IRA even more attractive. Named for Sen. William Roth, the Roth IRA was created as part of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 and has since become a popular way to save for retirement.
For 2023, a participating employee can contribute up to $22,500 in elective deferrals or up to $30,000 if they are age 50 or over. This is an increase of $500 and $1000 respectively, from the previous year. This is a great news for those who already have a Roth IRA, or are looking to open one and take advantage of the tax-free savings.
The Secure Act 2.0 also includes provisions that will help those who already have funds in an IRA. Starting in 2024, Americans can roll over unused college savings from a 529 plan into a beneficiary's Roth IRA with no penalty. This is a great way to help fund your retirement without having to pay the 10% penalty that normally applies to 529 plans.