Simple IRA


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Simple IRA

A salary deduction plan for retirement benefits provided by some small companies with no more than 100 employees.

Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers

An IRA or 401(k) plan for employees of small businesses, usually with fewer than 100 employees. The employee may make tax deductible contributions, and the employer may contribute in one of two ways. The employer may either match employee contributions up to 3% of the employee's annual salary, or provide a contribution of 2% of the salary regardless of how much the employee contributes. The employee controls the investment of the contributions.
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A small employer may wish to implement a SIMPLE IRA plan because it allows employees to defer income by making salary reduction contributions (subject to annual limitations) to their SIMPLE IRAs.
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This contribution limit applies even if the individual continues to work; however, contributions to a SEP and a SIMPLE IRA, which are IRA-based retirement plans, can continue past this age.
Bottom line: If you want to offer a retirement plan that requires little administration and you are content with the contribution limits to your own account, a SIMPLE IRA can be a viable choice.
Under the PTE, the IRA is broadly defined to include a traditional IRA, a Roth IRA, a SEP [simplified employee pension] and a SIMPLE [savings incentive match plan for employees] IRA, including a SEP and SIMPLE IRA that are covered under ERISA.
For more information on these accounts, here are thorough discussions of SIMPLE IRA, SEP-IRA, and solo 401(k) accounts.
Employers may also consider establishing a 401(k) plan, which offers the advantage of permitting higher contributions and has no employer contribution requirement like a SIMPLE IRA plan.
Up until this point, SIMPLE IRA accounts have pretty much been the lone hold-out.
Your main options are the SEP IRA, the SIMPLE IRA and the solo 401(k) plan, which allow you to deduct your contributions, let your earnings grow tax-deferred and get taxed on withdrawals in retirement.
The "IRA Online Institute" is a 12-week course developed and supported by Ascensus' professional instructors that teaches essential information on Traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, SEP plans, and SIMPLE IRA plans.
Question 3592 discusses the rules applicable to a simplified employee pension (SEP) IRA, and Question 3594 discusses SIMPLE IRA plans, which are useful in small businesses that would like to provide benefits to fewer than 100 employees.