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Nonelective Contribution

Last Updated March 22, 2009


Employer contributions (other than matching contributions) with respect to which the employee may not elect to have the contributions paid to the employee in cash or other benefits instead of being contributed to the plan. Examples include :

Referring Cite

Treas. Reg. §1.401(k)-6

Additional Helpful Information


  • Nonelective contributions of up to 25% of eligible compensation paid to employees are deductible
  • Nonelective contributions to SIMPLEs are limited to 2% of the employee’s compensation
  • Nonelective contributions are subject to the compensation cap