Congress increased the amount workers could contribute to their retirement plans but then realized that older workers closer to retirement were in rough shape.
Let’s start with the employer plans, 60% of employers offer some sort of retirement plan, but only about 50% of employees take advantage of the plans offered.
The best way to beat taxes is by investing in your retirement plan.
Congress and the IRS decided that you cannot leave your pre-tax retirement savings growing forever tax-deferred, so they chose 70½ for you to begin mandatory withdrawals.
At 59½ you can finally get at those dollars you have been stashing away for years in your retirement plans without paying a 10% penalty.
Workers over 50 can contribute an extra $5,500 this year to their 401(k), 403(b), 457.
Sixty percent of employers offer some sort of retirement plan but only about fifty percent of employees take advantage of the plans offered.
The number I am looking for is actually 59½!
Congress realized a couple of years back that most workers will not have enough retirement savings set aside for their golden years.
Tax law changes made several years ago put traditional retirement plans on an equal footing.