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EIC21-1 Volume 37 Issue 1

Pension plan limits for tax year 2021

February 16, 2021

The purpose of this circular is to alert employers to the Internal Revenue Service pension plan limits for tax year 2021 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). 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.

The following limits apply to benefits paid and compensation creditable to the Defined Benefit, the Defined Benefit Supplement and the Cash Balance Benefit programs.

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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