Following are highlights of the 2010 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) issued by the IRS, applicable to defined benefit and defined contribution plans. You will note that, by and large, there are no adjustments for 2010. A COLA is based on the cost of living index; which has dropped; and thus, there are no increases for 2010.
Defined benefit plan annual limit
Defined contribution plan annual limit
Elective deferral limit for purposes of cash or deferred arrangements (401(k) plans) and tax-sheltered annuities (403(b) plans)
Maximum deferral limit for 457 plans
>Age 50 Catch-up Contribution Limit to 401(k), 403(b) or 457(b) Plans
Maximum deferral limit for SIMPLE plans
>Age 50 Catch-up Contribution Limit to SIMPLE Plans
Minimum compensation considered in determining eligibility for a SEP
Threshold for Highly compensated employee (HCE)
Key Employee Compensation Limit for Top Heavy Plan Purposes
Annual compensation limit
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