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2013 Standard Deductions

Single
$6,100
Married Filing Joint/Surviving Spouse
$12,200
Head of Household
$8,950
Married Filing Separately
$6,100
Additional Aged/Blind – Married
$1,200
Additional Aged/Blind – Unmarried
$1,500
Taxpayer Claimed as Dependent
Greater of $1,000 or $350 plus earned income

Personal Exemption

The personal exemption amount in 2013 is $3,900.


2013 Social Security Changes

Maximum Taxable Earnings

Social Security Wage Base (OASDI)
$113,700
Medicare Portion (HI)
No Limit


Social Security Tax Rates

Tax Rate
Employee Rate
Employee/Employer
6.20%/ 6.20%*
Self Employed
12.40%

*To wage limit


At A Glance: Key Numbers For 2013

Plan Contribution Limits
2013
Defined Benefit Limit
$205,000
Defined Contribution Limit
$51,000**
Maximum Compensation Limits
$255,000
Section 401(k) Plan
$17,500
Section 403(b) Plan
$17,500
Catch Up Provision 401(k) and 403(b)
$5,500
Section 457(b)(2) Limit
$17,500***
Section 457(b)(2) Catch Up Provision
$5,500
Highly Compensated Employee Definitional Limits
$115,000
SIMPLE IRAs and SIMPLE 401(k) Plans
$12,000
SIMPLE Plan Catch Up Provision
$2,500
Traditional IRA and Roth IRA
$5,500
Traditional IRA and Roth IRA Catch Up
$1,000
** Annual additions to an employee’s account, which are defined as the total of employer contributions, and forfeitures, are limited to the lesser of the dollar amount indicated or 100% compensation. This limit must be coordinated with a rule applicable to profit-sharing plans, SEPs, and stock bonus plans that limit contributions to 25% of compensation. This lower limitation does not apply to employee elective contributions or forfeitures, so annual additions may exceed 25% of compensation as long as employer contributions meet the 25% limit.

*** Existing salary reduction SEPs (SARSEPs) are also covered by this limit.

Qualified Long Term Care Premiums
2013 Maximum
Age 40 or less
$360
More than 40 but not more than 50
$680
More than 50 but not more than 60
$1,360
More than 60 but not more than 70
$3,640
More than 70
$4,550


The information provided is not written or intended as tax or legal advice and may not be relied on for purposes of avoiding any Federal tax penalties. MassMutual, its employees and representatives are not authorized to give tax or legal advice. Individuals are encouraged to seek advice from their own tax or legal counsel. Individuals involved in the estate planning process should work with an estate planning team, including their own personal legal or tax counsel.

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