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2021 Retirement Contribution Limits – Most Popular No Changes!

With 2019 Taxes delayed filing to mid year this year 2020, it seems like tax season was a constant over the last 4-6 quarters. Add to that, there was a COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) from 2019 to 2020 but not very many changes from this year, 2020 and next tax year 2021 and it seems like a puzzle.

Not to worry, here are the few changes from 2020 to 2021, again the most popular (bolded) by a long shot had very little adjustments

Limits on Benefits and Contributions20212020
401(k), 403(b), and 457 Plan Elective Deferrals$19,500$19,500
Defined Contribution Plans$58,000$57,000
Defined Benefit Plans$230,000$230,000
SIMPLE Plan Elective Deferrals$13,500$13,500
IRA$6,000$6,000
ROTH$6,000$6,000
“Highly Compensated” Definition$130,000$130,000
“Key Employee” Definition
Officer$185,000$185,000
1% Owner$150,000$150,000
Security Taxable Wage Base$142,800$137,700
Catch Up Contributions Age 50 And Older
401(k), 403(b), and 457 Plans$6,500$6,500
SIMPLE Plans$3,000$3,000
IRA$1,000$1,000
ROTH$1,000$1,000
Source https://definiti-llc.com/ and IRS.Gov/Retirement

Note, there are limitations on certain deductions from above as well as income oriented phase outs, please check with your tax professional for your specific sitiation.

Have a Great “New Deferral Limits” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

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September 2015 Financial Planning Tip, Capital Market Review (Video)

Welcome to our monthly Economic, Capital Market, and Financial Planning tip of the month.

This months Financial Planning Tip of the month may save you tax dollars before year end !

For those new to our writings, we touch on the most pertinent Financial “stuff” along with a video of my mug that has even more specialized details of the latest month as well as this post.

Ok…let’s go!

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Max that retirement plan before year end

  • For every pre-tax dollar set aside – about 30 cents of tax savings
  • Most plans allow at least $18000 and if you are over 50 you can put up to $24000 in many cases
  • Ideally you should be 75% of the way to your maximum now
  • Send us your latest paystub if you want us to help calculate

The 401k, 403b or other company sponsored retirement plans are a terrific and almost mandatory vehicle for a successful retirement. Money contributed is before tax in most cases, deducting the portion saved from your income for the year of contribution. Be sure to utilize that maximum.

Now is a good time to make sure you are going to max your plan – use it or lose it — tax savings that is.

Give us a call if you have any confusion/questions!

Yellen Chickens out

Near the middle of the month, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) led by Janet Yellen chose not to raise short term rates.

This was the biggest story by far of the month.

  • Market Participants were readyLucy Pulls Football
  • They had told us just weeks before they were going to raise rates
  • Many, including ourselves think we should raise rates
  • Rates actually moved up in anticipation of the move

During the press conference after the meeting, Janet Yellen painted a gloomy picture worldwide as a reason not to raise rates.

What did markets do after Janet painted a gloomy picture ? They got gloomy too !

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No way to tell if this was cause and affect or just coincidence — but it did happen. (Again, we have felt markets were FROTHY for some time !)

Oddly, shortly after the meeting, other FOMC officials came out saying they will raise rates — crawfishing back from their prior statements — losing some credibility!

Hopefully they will raise soon!

Have a Great Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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