Each year, IRS regulations dictate the maximum contributions that can be made to qualified retirement plans.

 2018 Limit 2017 Limit
401(k) Maximum Deferral (402(g) Limit)$ 18,500$ 18,000
Age 50 “Catch Up” Contribution Limit$ 6,000$ 6,000
415 Limit (annual additions limit)$ 55,000$ 54,000
Highly Compensated Employee Dollar Limit$120,000$120,000
Key Employee Dollar Limit (top-heavy plans)$175,000$175,000
Compensation Limit$275,000$270,000
Taxable Wage Base$128,400$127,200
IRA Maximum Contribution$ 5,500$ 5,500