IRS Releases 2011 Covered Comp Tables

December 29, 2010 ( – The Internal Revenue Service has issued Revenue Ruling 2011-3 with the table of covered compensation for the 2011 plan year.

The revenue ruling provides tables of covered compensation under § 401(l)(5)(E) to be used for determining contributions to defined benefit plans and permitted disparity in defined contribution plan contributions.

To determine 2011 plan year covered compensation, the taxable wage base is $106,800, unchanged from 2010. Permitted disparity allows for larger contributions or benefits with respect to compensation in excess of the Social Security wage base. 

In determining an employee’s covered compensation for a plan year, the taxable wage base for the plan year is the taxable wage base in effect as of the beginning of the period. The IRS document is here.