The tax law places limits on the dollar amount of contributions to retirement plans and IRAs and the amount of benefits under a pension plan. The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) requires the limits to be adjusted annually for cost-of-living increases. Ingham is pleased to present this table for your convenience.

Annual Compensation and Contribution Limits for Qualified Retirement Plans
  2019 2018 2017   2016 2015

401(k) and 403(b) Deferral Limit

19,000 18,500 18,000   18,000 18,000

457 Deferral Limit

19,000 18,500 18,000   18,000 18,000

401(k), 403(b), 457 Catch-up Contribution Limit

6,000 6,000 6,000   6,000 6,000

SIMPLE Deferral Limit

13,000 12,500 12,500   12,500 12,500

SIMPLE Catch-up Contribution Limit

3,000 3,000 3,000   3,000 3,000

Annual Compensation Limit

280,000 275,000 270,000   265,000 265,000

Defined Benefit 415 Limit

225,000 220,000 215,000   210,000 210,000

Defined Contribution 415 Limit

56,000 55,000 54,000   53,000 53,000

Dollar Limit for HCEs

125,000 120,000 120,000   120,000 120,000

Dollar Limit for Key Employee

180,000 175,000 175,000   170,000 170,000

Social Security Taxable Wage Base

132,900 128,700 127,200   118,500 118,500