Want a Special Tax Break?

The savers tax credit gives a special tax break to people saving for retirement.

Few people take advantage of this tax break because they don’t know about it. See if you are qualified. If you are, it can reduce your tax bill.


To claim the Savers Credit, you must be:

  • Over 18
  • Not a full-time student
  • Not a dependent on someone else’s taxes

The amount of the credit you can receive depends on your adjusted gross income (AGI). The credit can be 50%, 20%, or 10% of your retirement plan or IRA, up to $2,000 if filing single or $4,000 if married and filing jointly.

For 2018, the adjusted gross income (AGI) eligibility requirements for the Savers Credit.

Percent of Retirement Savings Contribution that Qualifies for the Savers Credit

Married Filing Jointly AGI

Head of Household AGI

Single Filing AGI

50% $38,000 $28,500 $19,000
20% $38,001 – $41,000 $28,501 – $30,750 $19,001 – $20,500
10% $41,001 – $63,000 $30,751 – $47,250 $20,501 – $31,500

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