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Tax Tip Tuesday: Retirement Plan Dollar Limits for 2018

The IRS has announced the 2018 cost of living adjustments for retirement plans.

  • The limitation on the annual benefit under a defined benefit plan increases from $215,000 for 2017 to $220,000 for 2018.

  • The limit on the annual additions to a participant's defined contribution account increases from $54,000 for 2017 to $55,000 for 2018.

  • The maximum amount of annual compensation that can be taken into account for various qualified plan purposes increases from $270,000 for 2017 to $275,000 for 2018.

  • The limit on the exclusion for elective deferrals increases from $18,000 for 2017 to $18,500 for 2018. This limitation affects elective deferrals to Section 401(k) plans, Section 403(b) plans, and the federal government's Thrift Savings Plan. The limit on catch up contributions for those plans remained unchanged at $6,000.

Disclaimer: The items included in the Tax Tip Tuesday Video Blog are informational only and are not meant as tax advice. Consult with your tax advisor to determine how any item applies to your situation. IRS Circular 230 disclosure: To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you that any U.S. federal tax advise contained in this communication (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein

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