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2016 and 2017 401k, 403b Contribution Limits and Catch-up Amounts

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[Updated with 2016 and 2017 contribution limits] The IRS has released updated employer sponsored retirement plan limits, which covers 401(k), 403(b), and Government Thrift Savings (TSP) plans. The annual contribution limit, which is indexed to inflation, remained unchanged over the last 2 years. So like 2015, the maximum amount employees will be able to contribute on a pre-tax basis in […]

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2014 401K and IRA Contribution and Income Limits

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The IRS has released updated 2014 limits for defined contribution (or pension) plans such as 401(k) and IRAs. This was delayed from the usual mid-October release due to the government shutdown. The annual limits are tied to Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) figures and based on these the updated 2014 limits and contribution amounts are shown below […]

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When Can I Make Catch-Up Contributions to 401K, IRA, 403b and SIMPLE IRA Retirement Plans

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Catch-up contributions allow people who feel that they do not have enough of a nest egg to make higher retirement plan contributions as they approach retirement. If you are over or turning 50 in a given calender year you are eligible to make additional or catch-up contributions to your current retirement plan (401K, 403b, IRA etc). […]

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Contributing to an IRA and Roth IRA if You Already Have a 401K

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This is the kind of question I get fairly often and one that I actually had to recently sort out for myself. To determine if and how much you can contribute to multiple tax advantaged accounts you need to meet differing modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) limits and qualifications as discussed below. IRS tables and links to […]

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2017 vs 2016 HSA Contribution Limits and Tax Rules For High deductible Health Insurance Plans and Health Savings Accounts

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[Updated with latest HSA limits] Based on IRS figures, here are the latest 2016 and 2017 HSA limits.  The $50 increase in the 2017 HSA contribution limit for individuals is the only change from 2016. HSAs have risen in popularity thanks to health-care law changes and the increasing use of high-deductible health plans (see earlier updates below). […]

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