United States Retirement Savings Contributions Credit
(Saver’s Credit)



What is the Saver’s Credit ?

Formerly called the Retirement Savings Contributions Credit, the Savers Credit gives a special tax break to low- and moderate-income taxpayers who are saving for retirement.

How Does the Saver's Credit Works ?

Severs credit is non-refundable, meaning it can only reduce the taxpayer's tax bill to zero and not result in a refund. The saver's tax credit can be used to reduce income tax obligations.

Who is Eligible for Saver’s Credit ?

To be eligible for the Saver's Credit, You make voluntary contributions to a qualified retirement plan, You're at least age 18, You weren't a full-time student during any part of five calendar months.

What are the Income Limits for Saver's Credit ?

If you are unmarried, married filing separately, or a qualified widow(er), your filing status is $34,000. If head of household, your filing status is $51,000. If you are married filing jointly, your filing status is $68,000.

Which Retirement Contributions Qualify for the Savers Credit ?

401(k) Plan, Traditional or Roth IRA, 403(b) Plan, 457(b) Plan, SARSEP or SIMPLE Plan, Thrift Savings Plan, 501(c)(18)(D) Plan, ABLE account are qualify for the savers credit.

How Much is the Saver's Credit ?

The saver's credit is worth up to $1,000 ($2,000 if married filing jointly). Keep in mind that a credit is not the same as a tax deduction.

How to Calculate the Saver’s Credit ?

Depending on your filing status and AGI, you can be qualified for 50%, 20%, or 10% of the maximum contribution amount. Your tax credit is calculated as a portion of your retirement contributions.

How to Claim the Saver's Credit ?

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Fill out IRS Form 8880 in order to claim the Saver's Credit on your federal income tax return.