Possible changes to allow TSP matching to go to Roth TSP account vs Traditional

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23V23C
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Possible changes to allow TSP matching to go to Roth TSP account vs Traditional

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Looks like there is a chance we could be given a choice on where our TSP matching is applied; Traditional TSP or Roth TSP. There appears to be support at the moment in the House Ways and Means Committee for allowing qualified plans, as well as 403(b) and 457(b) plans, to provide participants with the option of treating matching contributions as Roth contributions.

With TSP being a qualified retirement plan, I'm keeping my fingers crossed this gets passed and TSP is included. A penny for your thoughts?

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/house ... t-1387515/

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Re: Possible changes to allow TSP matching to go to Roth TSP account vs Traditional

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I'm not sure how many people would take advantage of paying more taxes for the Roth matching. Mandating Roth contributions for Catch Up contributions is interesting. Both would increase taxable income which depending on your income could raise your income to the phase out or elimination of being able to get an outside Roth unless they raise the threshold.

I like the idea raising the SALT cap or eliminating the SALT cap for some period and increasing age for RMDs but both of these are contrary to their goal of increasing current revenue

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Re: Possible changes to allow TSP matching to go to Roth TSP account vs Traditional

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The Securing a Strong Retirement Act just passed the House and, if passed by the Senate, will allow qualified plans (such as TSP), as well as 403(b) and 457(b) plans, to provide participants with the option of treating employer matching contributions as Roth contributions.
See the link below to HR 2954, and go to SEC. 604. OPTIONAL TREATMENT OF EMPLOYER MATCHING CONTRIBUTIONS AS ROTH CONTRIBUTIONS.

https://www.congress.gov/117/bills/hr29 ... 954rfs.pdf

The legislation also increases the catch-up contribution limit to $10,000 for those between ages 62 and 64 and all catch-up contributions starting in 2023 must be made to Roth accounts. I'm curious how folks feel about this change to "catch-up" contributions, knowing not everyone likes TSP Roth.

Here is more information on what else is included in the Act:
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/tsp/2022 ... d1b12b223z

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Re: Possible changes to allow TSP matching to go to Roth TSP account vs Traditional

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evilanne wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:46 am I'm not sure how many people would take advantage of paying more taxes for the Roth matching.
Not interested. I am contributing 15% to Roth and can't afford to pay more taxes.

Maybe if someone was maxing out their contributions and it was 100% Roth, this would give that person a way to put more in the Roth I guess.

I am not in that situation. But, more options could be a good thing as long as cost don't go up.
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I would definitely be interested in Roth matching!

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Wish ROTH contributions reduced your annual tax liability like the regular TSP controbutions do.
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IRQVET wrote: Wed Apr 06, 2022 2:22 pm Wish ROTH contributions reduced your annual tax liability like the regular TSP controbutions do.
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IRQVET wrote: Wed Apr 06, 2022 2:22 pm Wish ROTH contributions reduced your annual tax liability like the regular TSP contributions do.
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