2018 Cost of Living Adjustments Released

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the 2018 cost-of-living adjustments, which affect the “dollar limits on benefits and contributions for qualified retirement plans”. The IRS also announced adjustments to other rates, including increases to the Elective Deferral Limit for 401(k) and 403(b) plans, as well as increased limits for Health Savings Accounts and Medical Flexible Spending Accounts.

Below please find a selection of these adjustments, as outlined by JDSupra.

2017 2018
Elective Deferral Limit 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) $18,000 $18,500
Defined Benefit Limit $215,000 $220,000
Defined Contribution Limit $54,000 $55,000
Annual Compensation Limit $270,000 $275,000
Medical FSA $2,600 $2,650

For a complete chart summarizing the 2018 limits, please click here.