IRS Announces Key Retirement Plan Limits for 2019

IRS Announces Key Retirement Plan Limits for 2019

by and Tags: ,

Download this FYI Alert as a printable PDF


The IRS has issued Notice 2018-83 announcing the retirement plan limits for 2019.

Retirement Plan Limits

The table below lists the key 2019 limits side by side with those in effect for 2018 with changes bolded:

2019 2018
401(k)/403(b) elective deferral maximum $19,000 $18,500
§415 defined benefit dollar maximum $225,000 $220,000
§415 defined contribution annual addition maximum $56,000 $55,000
§457(b) nonqualified deferred compensation limit $19,000 $18,500
§401(a)(17) annual compensation limit $280,000 $275,000
§414(q) highly compensated employee limit $125,000 $120,000
§414(v) catch-up contribution limit $6,000 $6,000
§416(i) top-heavy officer limit $180,000 $ 175,000


In Closing

Our For Your Reference, a wallet-sized booklet showing retirement plan and other benefit limits, as well as various key Social Security and Medicare figures, will be available shortly from your consultant.



Related insights

OSHA issues guidance on returning employees to work

On June 18, OSHA issued new return-to-work guidance for nonessential businesses. Supplementing earlier agency...

Read more

Paycheck Protection Program loan application deadline extended

The CARES Act created the Paycheck Protection Program to provide short-term loans for small...

Read more

Additional guidance on COVID-19 diagnostic testing coverage mandate

The Departments of Labor, Health & Human Services, and the Treasury recently issued a...

Read more