Treasury Official Says Roth 401(k) Tax Regulations May Be Issued Soon

January 18, 2006 – Acting Treasury Benefits Tax Counsel Tom Reeder has reportedly indicated (in a meeting with industry groups) that proposed rules for the taxation of distributions from designated Roth accounts within 401(k) plans are anticipated very soon, perhaps within a week.  Final regulations pertaining to general requirements for designated Roth accounts for 401(k) plans were released December 30, 2005.