2013 Pension Plan Limitations

Today we will take a look at the 2013 pension plan limitations, which the IRS recently released.

The elective deferral or contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k) and 403(b) plans will increase from $17,000 to $17,500.

The catch-up contribution limit for employees who are 50 years old and older and who participate in 401(k) and 403(b) plans remains unchanged at $5,500.

The deferral limitation for SIMPLE retirement accounts will increase from $11,500 to $12,000.

The limitation for defined contribution plans under Section 415 will increase in 2013 from $50,000 to $51,000.

The limit on annual contributions to an IRA rises from $5,000 to $5,500.

For 2013, the AGI phase-out range for taxpayers making contributions to a Roth IRA is $178,000 to $188,000 for married couples filing jointly. This is up from the range of $173,000 to $183,000 in 2012. For singles and heads of household, the income phase-out range is $112,000 to $127,000. That’s up from the range of $110,000 to $125,000.

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