2013 Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Contribution Limits
The Internal Revenue Service today announced cost-of-living adjustments
affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related
items for tax year 2013.
In general, many of the pension plan limitations will change for 2013 because
the increase in the cost-of-living index met the statutory thresholds that
trigger their adjustment. However, other limitations will remain unchanged
because the increase in the index did not meet the statutory thresholds that
trigger their adjustment.
- 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
is increased from $17,000 to $17,500.
- The catch-up contribution limit for employees aged 50 and over who
participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans and the federal government's
Thrift Savings Plan remains unchanged at $5,500.
- The deduction for taxpayers making contributions to a traditional IRA is
phased out for singles and heads of household who are covered by a workplace
retirement plan and have modified adjusted gross incomes (AGI) between $59,000
and $69,000, up from $58,000 and $68,000 in 2012. For married couples filing
jointly, in which the spouse who makes the IRA contribution is covered by a
workplace retirement plan, the income phase-out range is $95,000 to $115,000, up
from $92,000 to $112,000. For an IRA contributor who is not covered by a
workplace retirement plan and is married to someone who is covered, the
deduction is phased out if the couple's income is between $178,000 and $188,000,
up from $173,000 and $183,000.
- The AGI phase-out range for taxpayers making contributions to a Roth IRA is
$178,000 to $188,000 for married couples filing jointly, up from $173,000 to
$183,000 in 2012. For singles and heads of household, the income phase-out range
is $112,000 to $127,000, up from $110,000 to $125,000. For a married individual
filing a separate return who is covered by a retirement plan at work, the
phase-out range remains $0 to $10,000.
- The AGI limit for the saver's credit (also known as the retirement savings
contribution credit) for low- and moderate-income workers is $59,000 for married
couples filing jointly, up from $57,500 in 2012; $44,250 for heads of household,
up from $43,125; and $29,500 for married individuals filing separately and for
singles, up from $28,750.
For details on both the unchanged and adjusted limitations, go to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/2013-Pension-Plan-Limitations