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polyalanine,

You wrote, Is the $55,000 ($61,000 for 50+) total deferred compensation limit for 2018 for 401k alone or does this include any IRA contributions? If you know the answer can you provide a source for the information? I want to contribute the maximum to my non-deductible IRA for 2018, but may go over the limit if $61,000 includes the IRA limit of $6500 (I am 53).

The limits for employer-sponsored pension plans have always been separate from IRA limits. The IRS posts the limits on their website. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-announces-2018-pension-plan...

There have also been proposed increases for 2019 that some finance websites have posted, but I've not yet seen the official IRS announcement. For instance: https://thefinancebuff.com/401k-403b-ira-contribution-limits...

- Joel
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