The IRS & SSA announced the 2021 dollar limits for various benefits and compensation levels for retirement plans and IRAs. There are incremental changes but nonetheless worth bookmarking.

 

The contributions and retirement benefits for qualified retirement plans and individuals. Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) are subject to certain limits that are adjusted by the Secretary of the Treasury annually subject to cost-of-living. Highlighted below are the various 2020 and 2021 limits that impact IRA and retirement plans.

 

Compensation Limits

 

 

 

2020

2021

Compensation Limit

285,000$$290,000

Defined Benefit §415 Limit

$230,000

$230,000

Defined Contribution §415 Limit

$57,000$57,000

Key Employee Officer

$185,000$185,000

Highly Compensated Employee

$130,000$130,000

Governmental. Plan Compensation

Limit

$425,000$435,000

ESOP §409(o) Limits

$1,150,000

$230,000

$1,165,000

$230,000

 

 

 

Deferral and Catch-up Contribution Limits

 

 

2020

2021

401(k), 403(b), 457(b) Nan Deferral. Limi

$19,500$19,500

401(k), 403(b), Governmental. 457(b) Catch-up Limi

$6,500

$6,500

SIMPLE Plan Deferral Limi

$13,500$13,500

Key Employee Officer

$185,000$185,000

SIMPLE Plan Catch-up Limit

$3,000$3,000

 


IRA Limits

 

The limit on contributions to a traditional. or Roth IRA will remain unchanged in 2021 at $6,000. The limit that applies to IRA catch-up contributions (contributions for individuals age 50 and older) remains at $1,000.

 

Social Security

 

The Social. Security Administration (SSA) announced an increase in the taxable wage base (TWB) for 2021 to $142,800 (was $137,700 in 2020). Workers pay Social. Security tax on wages up to the TWB and some retirement plans use the TWB when allocating contributions or calculating benefits.

 

HSA Contribution Limits

 

Although not a formal. retirement plan, health savings accounts (HSA) often factor into retirement savings. The IRS announced the following 2021 limits. These apply to individuals under a high-deductible-health-plan (HDHP). The minimum deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket expenses the IRS uses to define HDHPs are outlined below, as well.

 

HSA Contribution Limits

 

LimitIndividualFamily

 

 

2020

2021

2020

2021

HSA Contribution Limits

$19,500$19,500$7,100$7,200

Minimum Deductible for HDHPs

$6,500

$6,500

$2,800

$2,800

Maximum Out-of-Pocket Expense

$6,500$6,500$2,800$2,800

 

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The subject matter in this communication is educational only and not rendering legal, accounting, investment advice, or tax advice. You should consult with appropriate counsel or other professionals on all matters pertaining to legal, tax, investment, or accounting obligations and requirements.

 

 

 

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