The Facts About the Solo 401(k) Plan

March 7th, 2014

The Solo 401(k) Plan is essentially a regular, plain-old, vanilla 401(k) plan that has one participant, who is a self-employed individual, or that person and his or her spouse. There is some misinformation being disseminated about these plans and we would like to set the record straight. We want to let you know what is […]

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The IRS Position for Using Retirement Funds to Start a Business

August 28th, 2013

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (otherwise known as ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code clearly allow for the use of retirement funds to acquire or invest in a new or existing business as long as the transaction complies with IRS and ERISA rules and regulations. Business owners have been using retirement funds […]

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Who Receives the Most Benefits from a Solo 401(k)?

May 9th, 2013

The Solo 401(k) plan is unique and so popular because it is designed explicitly for small, owner only business. It’s a tax efficient and cost effective plan that offers all the benefits of a Self Directed IRA plan, and includes additional benefits, such as high contribution limits (up to $49,000) and a $50,000 loan feature. […]

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Solo 401K

June 28th, 2011

An individual 401K is referred to as a solo 401K, specifically designed in 2002 for the self-employed individual. In today’s economy, many have gone into a self-employment mode to make ends meet or have come across an opportunity for a career and lifestyle transition. The solo plan works similar to a self directed IRA, allowing for retirement planning and tax saving contributions with some additional business deductions for the owner.

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Reason to Invest Retirement Funds in a Solo 401k: Avoid Taxes

June 14th, 2011

A solo 401k plan can be the perfect solution for self employed business owners. A self employed business owner can truly maximize earning potential with a self directed IRA plan. With a 401k plan, a business owner has the ability to make almost any kind of investment tax-free. The ability to invest without having income taxed is one of the most incredible benefits of having a self directed Roth IRA plan.

A self employed business owner may choose to invest in a variety of resources. First, a person can invest in real estate. Being able to purchase real estate and claim it as an “investment” is one of the major perks of having a self directed IRA real estate plan. Other types of investments that can be made under a Roth IRA plan are tax liens, precious metals, businesses, and foreign currency. There is no end to the type of investment a person can make under a Roth IRA plan.

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Why Choose a Solo 401K Plan over a SEP IRA?

May 6th, 2011

Like a SEP IRA, a Solo 401k Plan offers the Plan participant the ability to contribute up to $49,000 each year

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