The IRS announced increases to contribution limits for 401(k)s, IRAs, & other retirement accounts due to cost of living adjustments. Learn more here!
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On November 1, the IRS announced increases to contribution limits for 401(k)s, IRAs, and other retirement accounts due to cost of living adjustments. Here’s an overview of what changed.
The contribution limit for workplace retirement plans, such as 401(k)s, increased from $18,500 to $19,000. Other workplace retirement accounts affected by the new limit include:
If a taxpayer has more than one 401(k) account, their total contribution cannot exceed $19,000. The limit is not per account.
The contribution limit for employers also increased from $36,500 to $37,000. The limit applies to matching employee contributions and elective contributions.
The catch-up contribution limit for taxpayers 50 years old and over remains unchanged at $6,000.
The contribution limit for an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) increased for the first time since 2013. The limit is now $6,000, up from $5,500.
The catch-up contribution limit for taxpayers 50 years old and over remains at $1,000 since it is not subject to cost-of-living adjustments.
The IRS also increased the income phase-out ranges for making deductible contributions to traditional IRAs. The new deduction phase-out ranges are:
Phase-out ranges for the deduction do not apply to individuals or couples who are not covered by workplace retirement plans.
The income phase-out ranges for taxpayers making Roth IRA contributions increased. The new income phase-out ranges are:
Another significant change outlined in the recent IRS announcement was the increased income limit for the Saver’s Credit (aka the Retirement Savings Contributions Credit). The new limits are as follows:
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Lauren Miller is a content writer for Canopy.
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