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2020 Limits Announced

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I As I’m sure you heard, the Internal Revenue Service released their 2020 Cost of Limit Adjustment limits for qualified plans and individual retirement accounts.

The salary deferral limit for participants in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan is increased from $19,000 to $19,500.

The catch-up contribution limit for participants aged 50 is increased from $6,000 to $6,500.

The limitation regarding SIMPLE retirement accounts for 2020 is increased to $13,500, up from $13,000 for 2019.

The limit on annual contributions to an IRA remains unchanged at $6,000. The additional catch-up contribution limit for individuals aged 50 and over is not subject to an annual cost-of-living adjustment and remains $1,000.

Effective January 1, 2020, the limitation on the annual benefit under a defined benefit (DB) plan under § 415(b)(1)(A) is increased from $225,000 to $230,000.The limitation for defined contribution (DC) plans under § 415(c)(1)(A) is increased in 2020 from $56,000 to  $57,000. The annual compensation limit under §§ 401(a)(17), 404(l), 408(k)(3)(C), and408(k)(6)(D)(ii) is increased from $280,000 to $285,000. The dollar limitation under § 416(i)(1)(A)(i) concerning the definition of “key employee” in a top-heavy plan is increased from $180,000 to $185,000. The limitation used in the definition of “highly compensated employee” under§ 414(q)(1)(B) is increased from $125,000 to $130,000.

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