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2021 Gift Guides

As we begin the New Year, we wanted to provide a brief update on contribution and gifting limits, and eligibility requirements for 2021.

Whether you are an active participant in a workplace plan, contributing to an individual retirement plan, or simply planning to do some annual gifting, it is important to be aware of the current regulations, in order to make the proper investment decisions.

If you are an active participant in an employer-sponsored retirement plan, you can contribute the following:


  • Under 50: $19,500

  • Age 50 or over: $26,000

SEP IRA or Solo 401(k)

  • The lesser of $58,000 or 25% of compensation


  • Under 50: $13,500

  • Age 50 or over: $16,500

If you are contributing to an Individual Retirement Account:

IRA and ROTH IRA Limits

  • Under 50: $6,000

  • Age 50 or over: $7,000

NOTE: There are income phaseout limits for ROTH IRA eligibility

  • Married/Joint: $198,000 or Less

  • Single: $125,000 or Less

If you are contributing to a Health Savings Account:

Under 55

  • Individual: $3,600

  • Family: $7,200

Age 55 or over

  • Individual: $4,600

  • Family: $9,200

If you are gifting to another person:

  • Gift Tax Exclusion Limit: $15,000

  • Gifting into 529 or UTMA Accounts, up to $15,000 (or $30,000 per couple) can be gifted annually into those accounts without having to file a federal gift tax return.

Additionally, the 2020 election results increased the potential for changes in tax laws moving forward, both on a corporate and individual level. If any changes come to light, we will keep you informed, and we welcome any discussions about how those would impact you personally.



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