It’s a new year and time to look at retirement plan contribution limits for 2017:
IRA and Roth IRA limits for 2017 did not change from 2016. The maximum an individual with earned income can contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA (or between the two) is $5,500. Individuals age 50 or older this year may contribute an additional $1,000.
Contribution limits for 401(k) and 403(b) plan participants likewise remain the same. The maximum a participant can contribute to a 401(k) and 403(b) plan or a Roth-type plan is $18,000. Participants who are at least 50 years of age in 2017 can elect to defer an additional $6,000, making a total contribution limit of $24,000.
SIMPLE-IRA contribution limits do not change for 2017. A SIMPLE participant may defer $12,500 of income for the year. Participants who are at least 50 years of age this year can defer an additional $3,000 into the plan for a total deferral of $15,500.
SEP-IRA contribution limits increase $1,000 to a maximum contribution of $54,000. This limit also applies to Keogh and other profit sharing plans. SEP IRA participants who are at least 50 years of age in 2017 cannot make a catch-up contribution.
The phase-out ranges for deductible IRA contributions, and the ability to make Roth IRA contributions changes slightly. If you are married filing jointly, the phase-out range to make a deductible IRA contribution is between $99,000 and $119,000. For single or head of household filers, the phase-out range for 2017 is $62,000 – $72,000. The phase-out range for those who are married but filing separately remains $0 – $10,000.
The income limits for making Roth IRA contributions increased slightly for 2017. For those who married filing jointly, the ability to make an eligible Roth IRA contribution phases out between $186,000 – $196,000 for 2017. For single or head of household filers, the phase-out range is between $118,000 – $133,000. Those who are married filing separate get a phase-out range of $0 – $10,000 (unchanged for 2017).
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