While retirement plan contribution limits have not increased for 2016, taking full advantage of allowable contributions and any amounts your employer matches is still a good idea. Contributions you make to employer-sponsored retirement plans reduce your taxable income because your employer deducts the amount you specify from your paycheck before taxes.
For 2016, you can contribute $18,000 to your 401(k), plus another $6,000 if you’re celebrating your 50th or older birthday during 2016. You can save up to $12,500 in your SIMPLE account this year, plus another $3,000 if you’re age 50 or over.
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