The 2021 retirement plan limits have recently been announced by the IRS.
These new limits are effective January 1, 2021.
If you’re an employee and a retirement plan participant, be sure to contact your employer as soon as possible if you wish to change your retirement plan salary deferrals for 2021. Of course, if you’re a Springwater client, we’re happy to assist!
If you’re an employer and either don’t have a retirement plan in place or have questions about your existing one, please contact us for a complimentary tailor-made proposal and comparison with your current plan. You’ll have happier, more satisfied employees while also saving money.
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401(k)s, 403(b)s, etc. The standard contribution limit for employee salary deferrals to a qualified retirement plan – 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the government’s Thrift Savings Plan – are unchanged at $19,500 for 2021 (was $19,500 for 2020).
The “Catch-up”. The “catch-up” deferral limit for these plans remains unchanged at $6,500 for 2021 (was $6,500 in 2020), so a person who is age 50 or older can defer a maximum of $26,000 in 2021 ($19,500 regular deferral plus a $6,500 catch-up).
Annual Defined Contribution Limit. The maximum “annual additions” limit (salary deferrals, plus profit sharing, plus forfeiture allocations, etc) to a defined contribution plan is increased to $58,000 for 2021 (was $57,000 for 2020). Note that the catch-up deferral is in addition to this, so the annual contribution limit for a person age 50 or older is $64,500.
SEP IRAs. The contribution limit for a SEP IRA in 2021 is increased to the lesser of (a) $58,000, or (b) 25% of the employee’s salary (was $57,000 in 2020). [Note that a special computation is required to determine the contribution amount for self-employed individuals contributing for themselves]. The compensation limit used in the savings calculation is increased to $290,000 for 2021 (was $285,000 for 2020).
Solo 401(k)s. The contribution limit for a Solo 401(k) in 2021 is increased to the lesser of (a) $58,000, or (b) 100% of the employee’s salary. Note that the catch-up deferral is in addition to this, so the annual contribution limit for a person age 50 or older is $64,500.
IRAs. The contribution limits for Traditional and Roth IRAs remains at $6,000 for 2021. The catch-up contribution for a person age 50 or older similarly remains at $1,000 in 2021, for a total of $7,000.
Simple IRAs. The contribution limit for a Simple IRA is unchanged at $13,500 for 2021 (was $13,500 in 2020). The catch-up contribution for a person age 50 or older remains at $3,000, for a total of $16,500.
Defined Benefit Plans. Finally, the limitation on the annual benefit of a “defined benefit” plan is unchanged at $230,000 in 2021 (was $230,000 in 2020).
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