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Retirement Plan Limits


Dollar Limitations on Benefits and Contributions

2018
2019
Defined Benefit Plan1

$220,000

$225,000

Annual Compensation2

$275,000

$280,000

Defined Contribution Limit

$55,000

$56,000

Elective Deferral

$18,500

$19,000

Catch-Up Deferral

$6,000

$6,000

Taxable Wage Base

$128,400

$132,900


1
Represents the maximum annual amount payable (i.e., as an annuity) to a 65-year old retiree commencing payments during 2018 & 2019 - not a useful number for assessing Defined Benefit plan contribution limits

2 Represents the maximum W-2 (or net earned income, if unincorporated) allowed to be considered for the purpose of determining a pension benefit or contribution

Dollar Limitations on Benefits and Contributions - unabridged IRS version