The emphatic Monday-morning tweet sent by President Trumpclaiming 401(k) plans would not be impacted by the GOPtax plan created headlines across thecountry.

According to a story first reported in the Wall Street Journal,Congressional Republicans are consideringcapping pre-tax contributions on 401(k) plans at $2,400 a year.Contributions above that threshold would be invested in Roth 401(k)s, which are made on an after-taxbasis and distributed tax-free in retirement.

“There will be NO change to your 401(k),” the President wrote ontwitter. “This has always been a great and popular middle class taxbreak that works, and it stays!”

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Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.