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Subject:  401k and 403b limits Date:  6/22/2012  8:46 PM
Author:  alibaba42 Number:  24898 of 26128

Hi there,

I have a question that I think is pretty simple, but the IRS site hasn't been able to help so far, and neither have Vanguard or Google!

I was working for the first half of this year at an employer who offered a Roth 401(k) and Traditional 401(k) matching. I'm rounding up, but approximately they contributed $4k Traditional, and I contributed $9k Roth (nice bonus in January!).

At the beginning of this month I started a new job at an academic establishment who offer an employee 403(b), and I'd like to figure out what % I can contribute for the rest of the year. I know that the 403b limit is $17k, the same as the 401k limit, but are they combined?

Any answers or suggestions of where to look would be greatly appreciated.


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