SEP IRA

Retirement for the independently minded

Free If You're Eligible

No fees to set up or contribute, just meet the eligibility criteria.

Get Tax Breaks

Individual contributions are tax deductible as a business expense.

Save What You Can

Flexible, higher annual contribution limits compared to other IRAs.

Eligibility

Retirement plans for business owners

Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRAs are best for business owners with few or no employees.

  • You're the sole proprietor of a business
  • You're a business owner in a partnership
  • You're an individual earning self-employment income

Contributions

Employer contributions

As an employer, you must make your SEP IRA contributions by the business tax filing deadline each year.

Contributions can vary from year to year

Annual contributions can't exceed 25% of compensation or a set number adjusted annually.

Equal contributions

When providing a match, you must contribute the same percentage to all eligible employees.

Withdrawals

Minimum required distribution

If you're over the age 70 1/2, you're required to take a distribution.

Withdraw without penalty

If  you're 59 1/2, all withdrawals are permitted penalty free but will be subject to income taxes.

Penalty for early disbursements

If you make any withdrawals before the age of 59 1/2, there's a 10% penalty fee in addition to income taxes.

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