Employer Match Does Not Count Toward the 401(k) Limit. There are two sides to your contribution: what you provide as the employee and the match from your employer (if applicable). You can only contribute a certain amount to your 401(k) each year. For 2019, that limits stands at $19,000. In 2020, the limit is expected to rise to $19,500.Does Max 401k contribution include employer match?
You can only contribute a certain amount to your 401(k) each year, $18,500 for 2018. This contribution limit includes deferrals that elect to be withheld from your paycheck and invested in your 401(k) on a pre-tax basis. However, that limit does not include employer match contributions.What is IRS 401k contribution limit?
The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401 (k), 403 (b), most 457 plans, and the federal government's Thrift Savings Plan is increased from $19,000 to $19,500. The catch-up contribution limit for employees aged 50 and over who participate in these plans is increased from $6,000 to $6,500.