This table shows you the IRS dollar limits for a given plan year such as the maximum an employee can contribute (the 'elective deferral maximum'), the maximum you can add overall to your plan annually (the 'annual addition limitation') and the maximum compensation that may be considered when calculating contributions and allocations ('the annual compensation limitation) etc. Please note that if you are age 50 or older, the maximum you can add overall to your plan annually is the 'annual addition limitation' plus the catchup deferral maximum. Click on the magnifying glass on the right for more detail.

 
Irs dollar limits plan year
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Elective deferral maximum
Catchup deferral maximum
Annual addition limitation
Annual compensation limitation
Hce ownership threshold
Taxable wage base
Key employee
Ira contribution limit
Ira catchup contribution limit
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2018
$120,000.00
$18,500.00
$6,000.00
$55,000.00
$275,000.00
5.00%
$128,400.00
$175,000.00
$5,500.00
$1,000.00
2017
$120,000.00
$18,000.00
$6,000.00
$54,000.00
$270,000.00
5.00%
$127,200.00
$175,000.00
$5,500.00
$1,000.00
2016
$120,000.00
$18,000.00
$6,000.00
$53,000.00
$265,000.00
5.00%
$118,500.00
$170,000.00
$5,500.00
$1,000.00
2015
$120,000.00
$18,000.00
$6,000.00
$53,000.00
$265,000.00
5.00%
$118,500.00
$170,000.00
$5,500.00
$1,000.00
2014
$115,000.00
$17,500.00
$5,500.00
$52,000.00
$260,000.00
5.00%
$117,000.00
$170,000.00
$5,500.00
$1,000.00
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