11/05/2021

2022 IRS Cost of Living Adjustments Announced

The IRS has announced the 2022 cost of living adjustments to qualified plan limits. As expected, many of the limits increased significantly compared with prior years. Below are the highlights, and our full historical chart can be found here for easy reference.

401(k), 403(b), Profit-Sharing Plans, etc.
2022 2021 2020
Annual Compensation 305,000 290,000 285,000
Elective Deferrals 20,500 19,500 19,500
Catch-up Contributions 6,500 6,500 6,500
Defined Contribution Limit 61,000 58,000 57,000
ESOP Distribution Limits 1,230,000
245,000
1,165,000
230,000
1,150,000
230,000
Defined Benefit Limit 245,000 230,000 230,000
HCE Threshold 135,000 130,000 130,000
Key Employee 200,000 185,000 185,000
457 Elective Deferrals 20,500 19,500 19,000
Taxable Wage Base 147,000 142,800 137,700
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