The federal government limits how much I can put into a 401(k) per year. For 2017, I think it's $18,000. Is this just my contributions, or does it count employer matching?


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Employer contributions do not count toward the individual contribution limit, which for 2017 is, 18K.

However they do count toward the combined contribution limit, which for 2017, is 54K.

See this link for a less timely explanation.

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