Ed Slott: Secure Act 2.0 Reduces ‘Draconian’ RMD Penalty, Broadens Roths

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

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A sweeping retirement bill, the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022, or Secure Act 2.0, that passed the House late Tuesday increases the required minimum distribution age from 72 to 75 in stages — over 11 years — and reduces the 50% penalty for missing an RMD, Ed Slott of Ed Slott & Co. told ThinkAdvisor on Wednesday.

The bill, which passed the house by an overwhelming 414-5 vote and is expected to be taken up soon by the Senate, also includes “lots of ‘Rothification,’” Slott said, “meaning Congress is stepping up Roth contributions.”