Citi Benefits Handbook
Plan Limitations
Tax laws limit how much money you can contribute to the Plan each year. The limit applies, as an aggregate limit, to all contributions from your pay (including both Before-Tax Contributions and Roth After-Tax Contributions) that you make to all 401(k) plans to which you contribute during a calendar year. The limit may be adjusted each year for changes in the cost of living. The limit for 2017 is $18,000. For those eligible, Catch-up Contributions are limited to $6,000 for 2017.
Once you reach the maximum combined contribution limits for the year, your payroll deductions will stop automatically. Payroll deductions will resume automatically in the following year as long as you continue to have a contribution election on file.
If you have contributed to another employer's plan during the current calendar year, it is your responsibility to ensure that you do not exceed the IRS's annual contribution limit once you start contributing to the Plan. If you exceed the limit, and the excess is not distributed to you within the time period required, the excess amount is subject to taxation for the year of the excess contribution and again in the year of distribution. If you think you have exceeded the limit for the current calendar year, you may request a refund by completing the Citi Retirement Savings Plan 402(g) Refund Request Form from the Plan and returning it within the required time period. To request a copy of this form, call the Plan as instructed under "How to Contact the Plan."
Tax laws also limit the total amount of Plan contributions that can be made to your Plan accounts each year. This limit applies to the sum of all contributions by you or on your behalf during the year, excluding rollover contributions.
The limit for 2017 is $54,000 or 100% of your annual compensation (as defined by the Code), whichever is lower. You will be notified if your total contributions are affected by this limit.
The Plan does not recognize or include compensation above the limits imposed by the tax laws on annual eligible pay. For 2017, this limit is $270,000; this limit is subject to increase each year for inflation in accordance with announcements made by the IRS.