2018 IRS Benefits & Contributions Limits Announced (Posted on November 1, 2018 by )


irsOn November 1, 2018, the IRS issued IRS Notice 2018-83, announcing the changes in pensions and benefits limits for 2019. The maximum limits on employee pretax contributions to 401(k), 403(b), and 457(b) plans (without catch-ups) increased from $18,500 to $19,000, the maximum limit on annual additions (primarily to defined contribution plans) rose from $55,000 to $56,000, and the maximum limit on benefits (when expressed as an annual benefit) under a defined benefit plan rose from $220,000 to $225,000. A variety of other limits, including the limits on annual compensation taken into account and the compensation used in the definition of a key employee, also increased.

A chart showing details, and limits from 1996 to 2019, can be found at this link.