Important Tax Information

Social Security Wage Base
2017 $127,200
2016 $118,500
2015 $118,500
Maximum Retirement contributions
401(K) 2017 = $18,000, add'l $6,000 if over age 50
2016 = $18,000, add'l $6,000 if over age 50
2015 = $18,000, add'l $6,000 if over age 50
Simple 2017 = $12,500, add'l $3,000 if over age 50
2016 = $12,500, add'l $3,000 if over age 50
2015 = $12,500, add'l $3,000 if over age 50
IRA (Adjusted Gross Income phase-out ranges apply for tax deduction qualification)
2017 = $5,500, add'l $1,000 if over age 50
2016 = $5,500, add'l $1,000 if over age 50
2015 = $5,500, add'l $1,000 if over age 50
Roth IRA (Adjusted Gross Income phase-out ranges apply)
2017 = $5,500, add'l $1,000 if over age 50
2016 = $5,500, add'l $1,000 if over age 50
2015 = $5,500, add'l $1,000 if over age 50
SEP 2017 = lesser of $54,000 or 25% of employee's compensation
2016 = lesser of $53,000 or 25% of employee's compensation
2015 = lesser of $53,000 or 25% of employee's compensation
Defined Contribution Plan

Defined contribution plan's annual contributions and other additions (excluding earnings) to the account of a participant cannot exceed:

2017 lesser of $54,000 or 25% of employee's compensation
2016 lesser of $53,000 or 25% of employee's compensation
2015 lesser of $53,000 or 25% of employee's compensation
Defined Benefit Plan

The annual benefit for a participant under a defined benefit plan cannot exceed:

2017 $215,000
2016 $210,000
2015 $210,000
Auto Standard Mileage Allowances
Business 2017 = 53.0 cents
2016 = 54.0 cents
2015 = 57.5 cents
Medical or Moving 2017 = 17.0 cents
2016 = 19.0 cents
2015 = 23.0 cents
Charitable 2017 = 14.0 cents
2016 = 14.0 cents
2015 = 14.0 cents
Section 179

Maximum Depreciation Deduction:

2017 $510,000
2016 $500,000
2015 $500,000
Health Savings Account (HSA) Contributions
Minimum Maximum Contribution Limit 55+ Contribution
2017 Individual $1,300 $6,550 $3,400 $1,000
Family $2,600 $13,100 $6,750 $1,000
2016 Individual $1,300 $6,550 $3,350 $1,000
Family $2,600 $13,100 $6,750 $1,000
2015 Individual $1,300 $6,450 $3,350 $1,000
Family $2,600 $12,900 $6,650 $1,000
What is HSA?

A health savings account (HSA) is a tax-favored savings account created for the purpose of paying medical expenses.

  • Tax-deductible
    Contributions to the HSA are 100% deductible (up to the legal limit) — just like an IRA.
  • Tax free
    Withdrawals to pay qualified medical expenses are never taxed.
  • Tax-deferred
    Interest earnings accumulate tax-deferred, and if used to pay qualified medical expenses, are tax-free.
  • HSA money is yours to keep
    Unlike a Flexible Spending Account, unused money in your HSA isn't forfeited at the end of the year; it continues to grow, tas deferred.

Go to the IRS website for additional information on an HSA.

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