On October 26, 2020, the IRS announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2021. The Internal Revenue Code requires that the Secretary of the Treasury adjust the limits annually.
Some highlights are:
- The elective deferral (contribution) limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan will stay the same at $19,500.
- The catch-up contribution limit for those aged 50 and over will also stay the same at $6,500.