TSA Contribution Limits- University of Wisconsin System Employee Benefits
Tax-Sheltered Annuity Program
2013 Maximum Annual Limits
2012 Maximum Annual Limits
The limits may be indexed in $500 increments based on the Consumer Price Index. The IRS publishes the limits in the last quarter of the year (usually in mid- to late-October) for the following year.
*Remember you must allow for your Social Security taxes and any other deductions (insurance premiums, parking, ERA, etc.), as well as the federal and state liability on those deductions, from any given paycheck. Please contact your staff benefits office if you need help determining the maximum amount you can contribute per paycheck.
Along with reading this web page, take a look at the 2013 Maximum Contributions Announcement.
This table shows your contribution limits:
A special provision may allow you to contribute more than this amount:
Please be aware that your TSA 403(b) limit is reduced dollar for dollar by contributions you make to these other voluntary retirement savings plans — 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, SIMPLE 401(k), salary reduction SEP IRAs, and Federal Thrift Savings.
Contributions to a 457 (deferred compensation) plan do NOT affect your TSA limit. If you would like more tax-deferral opportunities, you may also participate in the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program managed by the Department of Employee Trust Funds.
In addition to your TSA 403(b) and WDC 457 deferrals, you may also contribute the full amount to a traditional or Roth IRA — In 2012 the IRA limit is $5,000 plus an additional $1,000 if you are 50 or older at any time during the year; in 2013 the IRA limit is $5,500 plus an additional $1,000 if you are 50 or older at any time during the year. If you exceed certain income limits your traditional IRA may not be tax deductible and highly compensated individuals may not be eligible to contribute to a Roth. Please check with a tax professional.
Please see the Tax-Sheltered Annuity Home Page for additional information and links to our investment companies.
This document was last revised on October 22, 2012