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EIC17-2 Volume 33 Issue 2

Pension plan limits for tax year 2017

February 22, 2017

The purpose of this circular is to alert employers that the Internal Revenue Service has announced the pension plan limits for tax year 2017 and to inform employers of the creditable compensation limit under the Teachers’ Retirement Law for California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) members and participants who are subject to the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA).

The following limits apply to benefits paid and compensation creditable to the Defined Benefit (DB), the Defined Benefit Supplement (DBS) and the Cash Balance (CB) Benefit programs.

CalSTRS is not authorized to give tax advice; accordingly, if you have any questions about these or any other Internal Revenue Code (IRC) sections, please contact your tax advisor or the Internal Revenue Service.

Employer Information Circulars [EIC] are sent to school district and community college employers as informal guidance that provides immediate information on a single topic.

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