Saver's Credit

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What Is the IRS Saver's Credit?

The Saver's Credit is an important federal tax credit that many American workers who save for retirement may be missing out on. The IRS Saver's Credit, also known as the Retirement Savings Contributions Credit, is available to eligible taxpayers who are saving for retirement through a qualified retirement plan at work, in a traditional or Roth IRA, or in an ABLE account. Workplace plans include: 401(k)s, 403(b)s, 457(b)s, 501(c)(18)s, SIMPLE IRAs, and SARSEPs. Unfortunately, only 49 percent of workers are aware of the credit, according to the 23rd Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey of workers. Below are resources for individuals, employers, and financial advisors to learn more about this important tax credit and to share with family, friends, employees, and clients.

The Saver’s Credit: A Tax Credit That Pays to Save for Retirement, provides an overview of the Saver’s Credit, a 20-year historical trend analysis, research findings from TCRS' 22nd Annual Retirement Survey, and public policy recommendations to expand and enhance the credit. (Important Note: Subsequent to the publication of this report, the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 was enacted. Beginning in 2027, the new law reimagines and replaces the Saver's Credit with the Saver's Match, a matching contribution from the government for retirement savers meeting income eligibility requirements.)

Información sobre el crédito del ahorrador en español

El Crédito del ahorrador (Saver’s Credit) – un crédito fiscal poco conocido y puesto a la disposición de los trabajadores con ingresos bajos a moderados por el Servicio de Impuestos Internos o IRS – podría hacer que el ahorrar para la jubilación sea más asequible. Este crédito puede reducir sus impuestos federales sobre los ingresos si usted ahorra para la jubilación a través de un plan de jubilación calificado o una cuenta de jubilación individual (IRA, por sus siglas en inglés).


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