The IRS recently announced cost-of-living adjustments for 2018. Below is a list of some of the key annual limits that will apply to qualified retirement plans in 2018:

  • Compensation limit used in calculating a participant’s benefit accruals: increased to $275,000.
  • Elective deferrals to 401(k) and 403(b) plans: increased to $18,500.
  • Annual additions to a defined contribution plan: increased to $55,000.
  • Catch-up contributions for employees aged 50 and over to 401(k) and 403(b) plans: remains unchanged at $6,000.
  • Annual benefit limit for a defined benefit plan: increased to $220,000.
  • Compensation dollar limit for defining a “key employee” in a top heavy plan: remains unchanged at $175,000.
  • Compensation dollar limit for defining a “highly compensated employee”: remains unchanged at $120,000.

The full list of 2018 plan limits can be found in IRS Notice 2017-64.