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PLEASE NOTE: 5498 Tax Forms are now available in the Client Portal
PLEASE NOTE: 5498 Tax Forms are now available in the Client Portal

Retirement Account Contribution Limits

There are important IRS rules regarding contributions to your IRA account. For details see IRS Publication 590A.

For 2020 and later there is no age limit on making regular contributions to a Traditional or Roth IRA as long as you have earned income during the contribution year. You cannot contribute more than you earn. Contributions must be made by the deadline date.

Contribution Limits

Account / Contribution Type Contribution Deadline Tax Year Contribution Limit Contribution Limit with Catch-up (50+ Years)
Traditional IRA Tax year deadline usually April 15th (2020 extension to July 15th) 2019 $6,000 $7,000
2020 $6,000 $7,000
2021 $6,000 $7,000
Roth IRA Tax year deadline usually April 15th (2020 extension to July 15th) 2019 $6,000 * see below $7,000 * see below
2020 $6,000 * see below $7,000 * see below
2021 $6,000 * see below $7,000 * see below
SEP IRA

Business tax-filing deadline plus extensions

2019 Up to 25% of compensation to a maximum of $56,000 Up to 25% of compensation to a maximum of $63,000
2020 Up to 25% of compensation to a maximum of $57,000

Up to 25% of compensation to a maximum of $63,500

2021 Up to 25% of compensation to a maximum of $58,000 Up to 25% of compensation to a maximum of $63,500
SIMPLE IRA Employee elective deferral For employees December 31st 2019 $13,000 $16,000
2020 $13,500 $16,500
2021 $13,500 $16,500
Individual 401(k)  Employee elective deferral For employee contribution December 31st   Refer to the IRS.gov for specific details. 2019 $19,000 $25,000
2020 $19,500 $26,000
2021 $19,500 $26,000
Individual 401(k)  Employer portion Tax year deadline usually April 15th   Refer to the IRS.gov for specific details. 2019 Up to 25% of compensation to a maximum deferral plus employer total of $56,000 Up to 25% of compensation to a maximum deferral plus employer total of $63,000
2020 Up to 25% of compensation to a maximum deferral plus employer total of $57,000 Up to 25% of compensation to a maximum deferral plus employer total of $63,500
2021 Up to 25% of compensation to a maximum deferral plus employer total of $58,000 Up to 25% of compensation to a maximum deferral plus employer total of $63,500

Roth IRA Contribution Eligibility Is Constrained Based On Income Level

Filing Status 2020 Modified AGI 2020 Maximum Contribution 2021 Modified AGI 2021 Maximum Contribution
Married filing jointly or qualifying widow/widower Less than $196,000 $6,000 ($7,000 if 50+) Less than $198,000 $6,000 ($7,000 if 50+)
$196,000 to $205,999 Contribution is reduced $198,000 to $207,999 Contribution is reduced
$206,000 or more Not eligible $208,000 or more Not eligible
Single, head of household or married filing separately (if you did not live with spouse during the year) Less than $124,000 $6,000 ($7,000 if 50+) Less than $125,000 $6,000 ($7,000 if 50+)
$124,000 to $138,999 Contribution is reduced $125,000 to $139,999 Contribution is reduced
$139,000 or more Not eligible $140,000 or more Not eligible
Married filing separately (if you lived with spouse at any time during year) Less than $10,000 Contribution is reduced Less than $10,000 Contribution is reduced
$10,000 or more Not eligible $10,000 or more Not eligible

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