IRS Announces Retirement Plan Limits for 2023

Creative Planning
Last Updated
December 07, 2022
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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced benefit plan limits for 2023. The IRS updates these limits annually to account for inflation. Here are the limits for 2022 and the corresponding limits for 2023.

Benefits and Contributions2022 Limit2023 Limit
Elective deferrals to 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) plans$20,500$22,500
SIMPLE retirement account salary deferrals$14,000$15,500
Catch-up contributions to:
• 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) plans (Additional rules may apply to 457(b) plans)
• SIMPLE retirement accounts




Maximum defined contribution plan annual contribution$61,000$66,000
Maximum annual benefit from defined benefit pension plans$245,000$265,000
Maximum annual compensation taken into account$305,000$330,000
Look back year compensation limit for “highly compensated employees”
*For 2023 determinations based on 2022 compensation
**For 2024 determinations based on 2023 compensation
Deductible amount for individual making qualified retirement contributions to an IRA
Dollar limit for “key employees” for top-heavy purposes$200,000$215,000
Social Security taxable wage base$147,000$160,200

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