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IRS Announces 2022 Retirement Plan Contribution, Benefit Limits

BY: Jyme Mariani, Esq. | 11/08/21

The IRS announced the changes to the dollar limits on benefits and contributions under qualified retirement plans, as well as other items, for tax year 2022 [Notice 2021-61, 11-4-21].

IRC §415, which provides for dollar limits on benefits and contributions under qualified retirement plans, requires that the IRS annually adjust these limits for cost-of-living changes. The IRC also requires various other amounts to be adjusted at the same time and in the same manner as these dollar limits.

The limitation on the exclusion for elective deferrals under §402(g)(1) (e.g., §401(k) and §403(b) plans) increases to $20,500 (from $19,500).

For More Information

For more information, see the APA Compliance Update, 2022 Pension COLAs Announced. Compliance updates are emailed to APA members and are also available on the Compliance Updates webpage.

To learn more about federal and state laws, regulations, and information to keep your company's payroll operations in compliance, check out Payroll Source Plus!


Jyme Mariani, Esq., is Managing Editor of Payroll Currently and Senior Manager of Payroll Information Resources for the APA.