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CalPERS reports rising number of pensions that exceed IRS dollar limit

Posted On: Nov. 10, 2022 9:24 AM CST

About 1,700 California Public Employees Retirement System pensions are so large they exceed an Internal Revenue Service limit and siphon money away from government employers, according to new figures from the retirement system, reports The Sacramento Bee. The IRS sets an annual cap – this year it’s $245,000 – above which public pension payments must be treated as wages, subject to the same withholdings and deductions. The extra-large pensions are growing more numerous in California, creating added costs for the cities and counties who must pay for them.