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Investing Blog Roundup: House Passes Bill Affecting Retirement Accounts

This week the House passed the “SECURE Act” with clear bipartisan support (417-3). The version passed in the House makes an assortment of minor changes to retirement accounts (e.g., pushing the RMD age back to 72, eliminating the age limit on traditional IRA contributions). Likely the largest change from an individual tax planning standpoint would be a change that requires inherited IRAs to be distributed over just 10 years, in many cases.

Given the bipartisan support in the House, we’ll likely see something similar passed in the Senate. Though of course the details could be different — and when it comes to tax law, the details are everything.

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