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401(k) Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

Each year the IRS issues new instructions setting the maximum contribution that an employee can make to their 401(k) retirement plan.

Since 2002, those turning age 50 or higher during the year are separately allowed an additional "catch-up" contributions. Here are those limits:

YearMaximum Contribution Catch-up Limits
2017$18,000$6,000
2016$18,000$6,000
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