The IRS recently released the inflation-adjusted limitations applicable to tax-qualified retirement plans for 2013. As in 2012, many of these limits are again increasing. In addition to the impact of these limitations on tax-qualified retirement plans, the compensation limit under section 401(a)(17) of the Internal Revenue Code also affects the amount of severance pay that may be excludable from coverage under section 409A of the Code in certain circumstances.

The key 2013 limits are as follows:

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