The IRS released various inflation-adjusted 2012 tax tables outlining tax exemptions, income tax thresholds, and retirement plan contributions (IR-2011-103; IR-2011-104; Rev. Proc. 2011-52, 2011-45 IRS).
- Estate Tax Exemption: $5,120,000 (up $120,000 from 2011)
- Standard Deduction: $5,950 single/$11,900 joint (up $150/$300 from 2011)
- Income Limit for Full Roth IRA Contributions: $110,000 single/$173,000 joint (up $3,000/$4,000 from 2011)
- Personal Exemption: $3,800 (up $100 from 2011)
- Gift Tax Exemption: $13,000 (same as 2011)
- 401(k)/403(b)/457 Contribution Limit: $17,000 (up $500 from 2011)
- Limitation on Annual Benefit under Defined Benefit Plan: $200,000 (up $5,000 from 2011)
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