With inflation taking a toll on everyone, it’s hard to find anything good about it. We finally have a silver lining! The 2023 retirement plan contribution limits have been announced and they have all gone up dramatically, in large part because of the inflationary effect. For those of you who are still working, this is a good opportunity to take advantage of your opportunity to save more money towards retirement as well as your health savings accounts.
2023 401(k) contribution amounts
2023 401(k) contribution limits will be the following:
- Employee deferral: $22,500
- Catch Up contribution amount: $7,500. This applies to workers over the age of 50. If you are over the age of 50 you can contribute $30,000 to your 401(k) next year.
2023 IRA contribution amounts
- Regular contribution amount: $6,500
- Catch up contribution amount: $6,500 plus $1,000 catch up for a total of $7,500 if you are older than 50.
The income ranges for determining eligibility to make deductible contributions to traditional Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs), to contribute to Roth IRAs, and to claim the Saver's Credit all increased for 2023.
You can deduct contributions to a traditional IRA if you meet certain conditions. If during the year either you or your spouse were covered by a retirement plan at work, the deduction may be reduced, or phased out, until it is eliminated, depending on filing status and income. (If neither you nor your spouse is covered by a retirement plan at work, the phase-outs of the deduction do not apply). Here are the phase-out ranges for 2023:
- For single taxpayers covered by a workplace retirement plan, the phase-out range is increased to between $73,000 and $83,000, up from between $68,000 and $78,000.
- For married couples filing jointly, if the spouse making the IRA contribution is covered by a workplace retirement plan, the phase-out range is increased to between $116,000 and $136,000, up from between $109,000 and $129,000.
- For an IRA contributor who is not covered by a workplace retirement plan and is married to someone who is covered, the phase-out range is increased to between $218,000 and $228,000, up from between $204,000 and $214,000.
- For a married individual filing a separate return who is covered by a workplace retirement plan, the phase-out range is not subject to an annual cost-of-living adjustment and remains between $0 and $10,000.
The income phase-out range for taxpayers making contributions to a Roth IRA is increased to between $138,000 and $153,000 for singles and heads of household, up from between $129,000 and $144,000. For married couples filing jointly, the income phase-out range is increased to between $218,000 and $228,000, up from between $204,000 and $214,000. The phase-out range for a married individual filing a separate return who makes contributions to a Roth IRA is not subject to an annual cost-of-living adjustment and remains between $0 and $10,000.
The income limit for the Saver's Credit (also known as the Retirement Savings Contributions Credit) for low- and moderate-income workers is $73,000 for married couples filing jointly, up from $68,000; $54,750 for heads of household, up from $51,000; and $36,500 for singles and married individuals filing separately, up from $34,000.
The amount individuals can contribute to their SIMPLE retirement accounts is increased to $15,500, up from $14,000.
The annual inflation-adjusted limit on HSA contributions for self-only coverage will be $3,850, up from $3,650 in 2022. The HSA contribution limit for family coverage will be $7,750, up from $7,300. The adjustments represent approximately a 5.5 percent increase over 2022 contribution limits, whereas these limits rose by about 1.4 percent between 2021 and 2022.
To access the official IRS publication regarding these changes, click here.
These increases are some of the largest we have seen, and we encourage you to take advantage of them as much as possible. If you have questions or would like to learn more about the best places to save please feel free to contact our office and we can assist you.
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