IRS Defined Benefit 401(a) 17 Earnings Limit

Tier I – All Plan Types

  • If hired prior to July 1, 1996, no contribution limits apply to earnings
  • If hired on or after July 1, 1996, contribution limits apply to earnings
    • Limits are set each year by IRS 401(a)-17
    • No contributions will be taken from earnings exceeding the limi=

SURS IRS Defined BenefIt (DB) 401 (a) 17 Earnings Limit*

FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020 FY 2021 FY 2022
255,000.00 260,000.00 265,000.00 265,000.00 270,000.00 275,000.00 280,000.00 285,000.00 290,000.00

*If SURS member is certified before 7/1/1996, they are not subject to this limit. If member has a past refund that can be or has been paid, they may be eligible to be grandfathered into the group not subject to this limit.