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Retirement Perspectives

2023 Contribution Limits

Notable Changes for 2023:

  • 401k contribution maximum for both Pre-Tax and Roth accounts is increasing by $2,000 for a total of $22,500 per participant.

  • The maximum TOTAL plan contribution limit is increasing $5,000 for a total of $66,000.

  • The catch-up contribution limit will increase $1,000 to $7,500 for participants aged 50 or older.

  • The amount of compensation defining highly compensated employees will increase by $15,000 to $150,000.

  • Health Savings Account annual contributions will increase $200 to $3,850 for single coverage and $450 to $7,750 for family coverage.

  • Annual contributions to an IRA will increase $500 to $6,500.

  • The annual contribution limit for SIMPLE retirement accounts will increase $1,500 to $15,500 and the catch-up contribution limit to SIMPLE retirement accounts for employees aged 50 and over will increase $500 to $3,500.

As of November 2022:

Contribution Plan Limits Table



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*The $22,500 elective deferral limit is also known as the 402(g) limit, after the relevant tax code section. Participants’ annual contributions may not exceed 100 percent of their compensation.
**The $7,500 catch-up contribution limit for participants age 50 or older applies from the start of the year to those turning 50 at any time during the year.
***Total contributions from all sources may not exceed 100 percent of a participant’s compensation.

Source: IRS Notice 2022-55.