To make it possible for voluntary retirement savings to keep up with inflation, the various numerical limits embedded within qualified retirement plans are indexed for inflation. In October the IRS announced the numbers that will apply in 2017, as shown in the following table:
Note that the deferral limits for 401(k) and 403(b) plans are unchanged from 2016. Catch-up contributions are permitted by those employees who are 50 years of age or older during the calendar year.
Personal saving for retirement never has been more important. These tax benefits make saving a bit less painful.
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