2019 Cost of Living Adjustments

Every Fall, the coming year’s Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) are released by the Internal Revenue Service. The benefit increases counteract the effects of inflation and keep up with the “cost of living”. Below are the limits for 2019.

2019 2018
Maximum compensation limit $280,000 $275,000
Defined contribution plan maximum contribution $56,000 $55,000
Defined benefit plan maximum benefit $225,000 $220,000
401(k), 403(b) and 457 plan elective maximum elective deferrals $19,000 $18,500
      Catch-up contributions $6,000 $6,000
SIMPLE plan elective deferrals $13,000 $12,500
      Catch-up contributions $3,000 $3,000
IRA $6,000 $5,500
      Catch-up contributions $1,000 $1,000
Highly Compensated Salary Threshold $125,000 $120,000
Officer Salary Threshold $180,000 $175,000
Social Security taxable wage base $132,900 $128,400

 

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