The IRS has announced the 2017 pension plan limits, including the following:
· 401(k), 403(b) and most 457 plans Deferral Limit - $18,000—This remains unchanged from the 2016 limits.
· Annual Additions Limit - $54,000—This is a $1,000 increase from the 2016 threshold.
· Maximum Compensation Limit - $270,000—This is a $5,000 increase from the 2016 limit.
· Catch-Up Contribution Limit - $6,000—This also remains unchanged from 2016.
· Highly Compensated Employee - $120,000—This also remains unchanged from 2016.
· The annual benefit under a defined benefit plan under Section 415(b)(1)(A) - $215,000.—This is an increase of $5,000 from the 2016 limit.
· ESOP 5-Year Distribution Threshold - $1,080,000—This is a $10,000 increase from the 2016 limit.
· ESOP Additional Year Threshold - $215,000—This is a $5,000 increase from the 2016 limit.
· The dollar limitation under § 416(i)(1)(A)(i) concerning the definition of “key employee” in a top-heavy plan is increased from $170,000 to $175,000.
Here is the link to the full announcement which includes additional details:
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