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The 2023 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

DWC 10/21/22

Extra! Extra! The IRS has released the 2023 contribution limits. In past years we would list only the limits that changed.  With almost everything changing at historic levels, we have provided a few highlights and a look to our historical limitations chart.    

The following are some of the key increases to the 2023 limits:

Compensation and Benefit Limits 

  • Annual compensation limit: $330,000
  • Elective Deferrals: 401(k) Plans: $22,500
  • Catch-up contribution limit for 401(k) plans: $7,500
  • Annual additions limit for defined contribution plans: $66,000
  • Annual additions limit for defined benefit plans: $265,000
  • Social Security Wage Base: $160,200

Testing Limits

  • Highly compensated employee: $150,000
  • Key employee based on officer status: $215,000

 You can find a chart of these limits from 2014 to 2023 here in the DWC Knowledge Center.

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Topics: 401(k) Plan, 403(b), Defined Benefit, Defined Contribution, SIMPLE, 401(k) Contribution Limits, Plan Sponsor Requirements


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