Retirement Plans At-A-Glance In 2013
The table below shows how the main features of available saving programs compare, effective January 1, 2013.
Feature 457 IRA 401(k) 403(b)
Annual Savings
Maximum Contributions $17,500 $5,500 $17,500 $17,500
Age 50+ Catch-Up Allowed Yes Yes Yes Yes
Retirement Catch-Up Allowed Yes No No Yes
Eligible For Tax Credit Yes Yes Yes Yes
Access to Savings Upon Severance from Employment
Rollover to Other Plans Yes Yes Yes Yes
Withdrawal Flexibility Yes Yes Yes Yes
Withdrawals Subject To Penalty
10% Early Distribution Penalty For Withdrawals Prior To Age 59 1/2 No Yes* Yes* Yes*
*Some exceptions may apply, but generally there is a 10% penalty for withdrawals prior to 59 1/2.