2023 Key Reference Budgeting/Planning/Benefits

How the SECURE Act Changed Retirement Savings Options

“*Makes it easier for small businesses to offer their employees 401(k) plans and adds tax credits and protections on collective Multiple Employer Plans.
*Allows retirement benefits to be extended to long-term, part-time employees.
*Removes maximum age limits on retirement contributions, formerly capped at age 70½.
*Raises the required minimum distribution (RMD) age to 72 from 70½. (The age has been raised to 73 as of Jan. 1, 2023.)
*Allows penalty-free withdrawals of up to $5,000 from retirement plans for the birth or adoption of a child.
*Relaxes rules on employers offering annuities through sponsored retirement plans.
*Allows penalty-free withdrawals of up to $10,000 from 529 education savings plans for the repayment of certain student loans.
*Revises components of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that raised taxes on benefits received by family members of students, some Native Americans, and deceased veterans.
*Removed the stretch IRA estate-planning strategy that permitted non-spouse beneficiaries of IRAs to spread disbursements from the inherited money over their lifetimes. The new limit is within 10 years of the death of the original account holder. “