2023 retirement plan limits

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The Internal Revenue Service has announced the following inflation-adjusted retirement plan limits for 2023. Many of these limits rose, triggered by an increase in the cost-of-living index. However, the index increase did not trigger all limits to rise, as some have higher statutory thresholds.

 2023 Limit2022 Limit2021 Limit2020 Limit
Annual Elective Deferrals  
401(k) plans 402(g)(1)
Annual Age 50 Catch-Up Contributions  
401(k) plans §414(v)(2)(B)(i)
Qualified Retirement Plans  
Annual compensation limit §401(a)(17)/404(l)
Defined Benefit Plans  
Annual benefit limit §415(b)(1)(A)
Defined Contribution Plans  
Annual contribution limit §415(c)(1)(A)
HCE Definition  
Compensation threshold §414(q)(1)(B)
Top Heavy Plan – Key Employees  
Officer compensation threshold §416(i)(1)(A)(i)
Social Security  
Taxable wage base (OASDI only)
HSA Contribution  
Health Savings Account
$3,850 (single)  
$7,750 (family)
$3,600 (single)  
$7,300 (family)
$3,600 (single)  
$7,300 (family)
$3,500 (single)  
$7,000 (family)
HSA Catch-up Contributions   
(age 55 or older)
Source: Internal Revenue Service

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