2023 – 07/18 – Retirement account catch-up contributions can add up

If you’re age 50 or older, you can probably make extra catch-up contributions to your tax-favored retirement account(s). It is worth the trouble? Yes! Eligible taxpayers can make extra catch-up contributions of up to $1,000 annually to a traditional or Roth IRA. If you’ll be 50 or older as of Dec. 31, 2023, you can make a catch-up contribution for 2023 by April 15, 2024. However, there are income limits on the privilege. You also have to be age 50 or older to make extra salary-reduction catch-up contributions to an employer 401(k), 403(b), or 457 retirement plan (assuming the plan allows them and you signed up). You can make extra contributions of up to $7,500 to these accounts for 2023.


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