2022 Retirement Contribution Limits

March 31, 2022

Be sure to remind clients to make their 2021 Individual Retirement Account (IRA) contribution prior to April 18, 2022. And to help them plan for 2022, we have the the contribution limits for you to share with them.

 

2022 brought on new contribution limits and more opportunities for your clients to save for retirement. Here are some tips.

 

Did you know that the retirement contribution limits for many plans changed in 2022? While IRA contribution and catch-up limits have not increased for 2022, there is still time to help clients make their 2021 contributions.

 

What are the Limits?

  • IRA/Roth IRA contribution limit: $6,000

  • IRA/Roth IRA catch-up for those ages 50 and older: $1,000

  • SIMPLE IRA deferral limit: $14,000

  • SIMPLE IRA catch-up: $3,000

  • SEP-IRA contribution limit: $61,000

 

What are the Income Limits to Deduct IRA Contributions?

2021

  • $66,000 to $76,000: Single taxpayers covered by a workplace retirement plan.

  • $105,000 to $125,000: Married Filing Jointly. This applies when the spouse making the IRA contribution is covered by a workplace retirement plan.

  • $198,000 to $208,000: A taxpayer not covered by a workplace retirement plan married to someone who’s covered.

  • $0 to $10,000: Married Filing Separately. This applies to taxpayers covered by a workplace retirement plan.
     

2022

  • $68,000 to $78,000: Single taxpayers covered by a workplace retirement plan.

  • $109,000 to $129,000: Married Filing Jointly. This applies when the spouse making the IRA contribution is covered by a workplace retirement plan.

  • $204,000 to $214,000: A taxpayer not covered by a workplace retirement plan married to someone who’s covered.

  • $0 to $10,000: Married Filing Separately. This applies to taxpayers covered by a workplace retirement plan.

  • $58,000 to $61,000: SEP-IRA contribution limit.

 

What are the Due Dates for 2021 Contributions?

  • IRA: Tax-filing deadline, not including extensions is, April 18, 2022.

  • SEP-IRA: Tax-filing deadline including extensions timely filed is October 15, 2022.

 

How Can Clients Make an IRA Contribution for Last Year?

Send it to the IRA custodian prior to the tax-filing deadline (April 18, 2022) and note that it is for a 2021 contribution. Note that if it is a SEP-IRA contribution, the custodian doesn’t report the tax year to the IRS—only the contribution year. The taxpayer is responsible for reporting the contribution year.

 

Reach Out Today

Be sure to contact your clients and ensure they have made the most of their IRA contributions as well as spousal IRA contributions, if eligible. Additionally, you can discuss whether or not they might be better off making a Roth versus a traditional IRA contribution. Contributing is important. Here are two tips for maximizing the benefit:

  1. Review whether a Roth IRA may be a better option long term. Tax-free retirement income can help retirees manage taxes.

  2. Make a retirement gift to a young adult or student by making a Roth or traditional IRA contribution on his/her behalf, assuming the person has the requisite earned income. Match their earned income up to the Roth IRA contribution limit.

 

 

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Pacific Life offers a broad and diversified range of products and solutions designed to help individuals and families achieve asset growth, sustainable retirement income, and long-term financial independence. We also help businesses manage and fulfill their long-term retirement plan commitments to employees.


 

For more information about retirement-planning, please contact our Retirement Strategies Group at RSG@PacificLife.com or (800) 722-2333, ext. 3939. PacificLife.com

 

 


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