Increase in 2019 Tax Limits for Businesses


Tax Limits 2019A variety of 2019 tax 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:
    • Limit: $1.02 million (up from $1 million).
    • Phaseout: $2.55 million (up from $2.5 million).
  • Income-based phase-ins for certain limits on the Sec. 199A qualified business income deduction:
    • Married filing jointly: $321,400-$421,400 (up from $315,000-$415,000).
    • Married filing separately: $160,725-$210,725 (up from $157,500-$207,500).
    • Other filers: $160,700-$210,700 (up from $157,500-$207,500).

Best 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 2019 Tax Limits on Employee Benefits

  • Qualified transportation fringe-benefits employee income exclusion: $265 per month (up from $260).
  • Health Savings Account contributions:
    • Individual coverage: $3,500 (up from $3,450).
    • Family coverage: $7,000 (up from $6,900).
    • Catch-up contribution: $1,000 (no change).
  • Flexible Spending Account contributions:
    • Health care: $2,700 (up from $2,650).
    • 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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