Self-Employed for 2018? Check Out the Solo 401(k) Plan for Your Retirement Planning

January 18th, 2018

In 1981, the IRS formally described the rules for 401k Plans. The Solo 401k Plan is an IRS approved type of qualified plan. The Solo 401k plan is not a new type of plan. It is a traditional 401k plan covering only one employee. The plans have the same rules and requirements as any other […]

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2017 Deadline for Making Individual 401(k) Contributions

December 26th, 2017

The deadline for making Solo 401K Plan contributions is typically dependent on the type of entity that has adopted the Solo 401K Plan as well as the type of contribution – employee deferral vs. profit sharing contribution. Sole Proprietorship Employee Deferral In the case of a sole proprietorship, a business owner under the age of […]

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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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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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Self-Directing Your Solo 401k is Easy!

August 21st, 2017

A Solo 401K Plan also called a Self-Directed 401K offers a self employed business owner the ability to use their retirement funds to make almost any type of investment tax-free, including real estate, on their own without requiring custodian consent. Additionally, a Self-Directed 401K Plan will allow you to make high contributions to the Plan […]

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Why Use a Solo 401k to Invest in Real Estate

June 26th, 2017

Advantages of Using a Solo 401(k) to Purchase Real Estate Income or gains generated by a 401(k) Plan generate tax-deferred/tax-free profits. Using a Solo 401(k) Plan to purchase real estate allows the 401(k) to earn tax-free income/gains and pay taxes at a future date, rather than in the year the investment produces income. With a […]

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What Are the Advantages of Using the Roth Solo 401k to Invest in Real Estate?

June 13th, 2017

Using a Solo 401(k) Plan with a Roth component to purchase real estate or make other alternative asset investments is most tax beneficial way to make such investments. With federal and state income tax rates expected to increase in the future, gaining the ability to generate tax-free returns from your retirement investments when you retire […]

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