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IRA…All the Way…to Retirement!

The IRA (Individual Retirement Arrangement) is one of the more underutilized tools for retirement planning.  The primary benefit to an IRA is tax-deferred investing.  Income taxes are not paid until taxable distributions are made.  With limited exceptions, distributions made prior to age 59½ are subject to a 10% penalty in addition to income taxes.

Do I have to File IRS Form 5500?

Employers that maintain a qualified retirement plan must file IRS Form 5500–Annual Return/ Report of Employee Benefit Plan.  Qualified retirement plans include defined benefit, profit-sharing, money purchase, and 401(k) plans.  SIMPLE and SEP plans do not have to file this form.  Form 5500 is due on the last day of the seventh month following the end of the year.  For example, a December year-end would be due on July 31.

Self- Employed and Looking for a Last Minute Tax Deduction? Consider a SEP.

A Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) is a retirement plan that self-employed people should take a look at.  To adopt a SEP plan an employer needs to complete IRS Form 5305-SEP.  This form is not filed with the IRS; the employer merely keeps it on file.