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IRS Announces 2015 Pension Limits

The IRS has announced the cost-of-living (COLA) adjustments to various pension limits that will apply in 2015. The elective deferral limit under a 401(k) plan or 403(b) plan has increased to $18,000. However, there is no increase in the maximum annual benefit payable under a defined benefit plan for 2015. The key 2015 pension limits, as well as the Social Security taxable wage base, are noted in the chart below, along with prior years' limits.

Limit

2015

2014

2013

2012

Maximum Annual Pension Benefit

$210,000

$210,000

$205,000

$200,000

Maximum Contribution to a DC Plan

$53,000

$52,000

$51,000

$50,000

Maximum Elective 401(k), 403(b), and 457 Deferrals

$18,000

$17,500

$17,500

$17,000

Qualified Plan Compensation Limit

$265,000

$260,000

$255,000

$250,000

Social Security Taxable Wage Base

$118,500

$117,000

$113,700

$106,800

If you have any questions about these or other limits or about the impact on your plan, contact your Cheiron consultant.

Cheiron is an actuarial consulting firm that provides actuarial and consulting advice. However, we are neither attorneys nor accountants. Therefore, we do not provide legal services or tax advice.

 
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