Eligible Deferred Compensation Plans
for State and Local Governments
Eligible Deferred Compensation plans are also commonly known as 457 plans, named after the Internal Revenue Code section that authorizes state and local governments to establish them. These plans allow eligible public employees to contribute a portion of their compensation to a retirement account.
These contributions are made on a pre-tax basis — no current income tax is due and no income tax withholding is required on amounts contributed to the plan until withdrawals or distributions are made. This reduces your income tax withholding and tax liability immediately, making it easier to save.