A SEP IRA (Simplified Employee Pension) plan provides business owners with a simplified method to contribute large amounts toward retirement. SEP IRAs are simple, low cost and flexible. Also, you are not locked into making annual contributions.
- Contributions are tax-deferred, meaning that they are not subject to federal income tax until the time of distribution.
- Proceeds from the SEP Self Directed IRA investment go directly to the IRA with no Federal Income Tax or Federal Tax filing.
- SEPs require no annual tax filing. There are no 1099’s or K-1s to worry about.
- Individuals can contribute up to 25% of net income.
- Contributions may be large, up to $55,000 per year plus up to an additional $55,000 for your spouse = $110,000
- For example. “This year my business earned $700,000. My spouse and I are the only employees. How much can we contribute to our SEP IRAs?” You can max out the contributions. It will be about $55,000 for you and $55,000 for your spouse. Total about $110,000 and it is all deductible from this year’s earnings.
- Contributions are considered a business expense.
- Distributions are penalty free after age 59 ½ and must begin by age 70 ½ (Required Minimum Distribution)
- Distributions are subject to federal income tax
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for a Self Directed SEP IRA you must first own a business. If you do not yet own a business, check out this blog to get started today!
SEP Self Direct IRAs are are eligible for sole proprietors and small businesses with up to 25 employees