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Many tax-related limits affecting businesses increase for 2019

by ORW Staff

A variety of tax-related limits affecting businesses are annually indexed for inflation, and many have gone up for 2019. Here’s a look at some that may affect you and your business.

Deductions

• Section 179 expensing: o Limit: $1.02 million (up from $1 million) o Phaseout: $2.55 million (up from $2.5 million)

• Income-based phase-ins for certain limits on the Sec. 199A qualified business income deduction: o Married filing jointly: $321,400-$421,400 (up from $315,000-$415,000) o Married filing separately: $160,725-$210,725 (up from $157,500-$207,500) o Other filers: $160,700-$210,700 (up from $157,500-$207,500)

Retirement plans

• Employee contributions to 401(k) plans: $19,000 (up from $18,500)

• Catch-up contributions to 401(k) plans: $6,000 (no change)

• Employee contributions to SIMPLEs: $13,000 (up from $12,500)

• Catch-up contributions to SIMPLEs: $3,000 (no change)

• Combined employer/employee contributions to defined contribution plans (not including catch-ups): $56,000 (up from $55,000)

• Maximum compensation used to determine contributions: $280,000 (up from $275,000)

• Annual benefit for defined benefit plans: $225,000 (up from $220,000)

• Compensation defining “highly compensated employee”: $125,000 (up from $120,000)

• Compensation defining “key employee”: $180,000 (up from $175,000)

Other employee benefits

• Qualified transportation fringe-benefits employee income exclusion: $265 per month (up from $260)

• Health Savings Account contributions: o Individual coverage: $3,500 (up from $3,450) o Family coverage: $7,000 (up from $6,900) o Catch-up contribution: $1,000 (no change)

• Flexible Spending Account contributions: o Health care: $2,700 (up from $2,650) o Dependent care: $5,000 (no change)

Additional rules apply to these limits, and they are only some of the limits that may affect your business. Please contact us for more information.

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