True Facts About the Self-Employed 401k Plan

November 22nd, 2017

The Self-Employed 401(k), also known as a 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 […]

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Can You Adopt a Separate Individual 401(k) for Another Business

November 15th, 2017

One must first determine whether adopting the additional Solo 401(k) would violate the CONTROLLED GROUP RULES set up by the IRS and Department of Labor. The Controlled Group Rules were created essentially to protect employees from a business owner or executive establishing a separate 401(k) plan for another business and thereby not offering those employees […]

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What Transactions Trigger the UBTI Tax with a Self-Employed 401(k)?

November 10th, 2017

In general, most passive investments that your Self-Employed 401(k), also known as a  Solo 401(k) Plan, might invest in are exempt from UBTI. Some examples of exempt type of income include: interest from loans, dividends, annuities, royalties, most rentals from real estate, and gains/losses from the sale of real estate. When an exempt organization such […]

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Helpful Tips for Real Estate Investing with an Individual 401k

November 6th, 2017

IRA Financial Group’s Self-Directed Individual 401(k) Plan, also called a Solo 401(k), offers one the ability to use his or her retirement funds to make almost any type of investment on their own without requiring the consent of any custodian or person. The IRS and Department of Labor only describe the types of investments that […]

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2018 Solo 401(k) Contribution Limits Announced

October 23rd, 2017

Under the 2018 Solo 401(k) contribution rules, a plan participant under the age of 50 can make a maximum annual employee deferral contribution in the amount of $18,500. That amount can be made in pre-tax, after-tax or Roth. On the profit sharing side, the business can make a 25% (20% in the case of a […]

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Why Choose a Solo 401(k) Plan Over a SIMPLE IRA for Your Business

October 19th, 2017

A SIMPLE IRA plan is similar to a Solo 401(k) Plan in that it is funded by employee deferrals and additional employer contributions. However, unlike a Solo 401(k) Plan, a SIMPLE IRA plan uses an IRA-type trust to hold contributions for each employee, rather than a single plan trust that is typical of a traditional […]

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Adopting a Solo 401(k) Plan with IRA Financial Group

October 12th, 2017

IRA Financial Group will help you set-up your Solo 401(k) plan quickly, professionally, and economically. The IRA Financial Group’s on-site tax and ERISA professionals will personally customize your Solo 401(k) Plan to fit the needs of your business as well as satisfy your retirement and tax planning goals. Once you have decided to establish a […]

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Who Can Benefit from an Individual 401(k) Plan?

October 9th, 2017

The Individual 401(k), also known as a  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 […]

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